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Careers in Chemistry

Chemists are employed in a multitude of places including the pharmaceutical industry, in the manufacturing industry, in government departments dealing with the environment, and in clinical laboratories. However not all Chemists wear white lab coats, and a number of chemists are employed in advisory roles and end up either at the top of industry, or in government departments in key decision-making positions.

Ghana needs chemists in teaching, industry, health and research.

The wide range of skills provided by a University Degree in Chemistry also opens up a variety of career opportunities outside chemistry. Studying chemistry develops skills in handling information, problem-solving and dealing with abstract concepts. These qualities are sought by many different types of employers.