• Chemical Engineers
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 101,840
    $56,670 range bar $137,970
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to solve problems involved in producing many products. They design processes, test methods, and design equipment for large-scale manufacturing production.

What do they typically do

  • Do tests and monitor performance of processes throughout production
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved manufacturing processes
  • Estimate production costs for management
  • Design and plan the layout of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Develop processes to separate components of liquids and gases or to generate electrical currents using controlled chemical processes
  • Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes
  • Develop safety procedures for those working with potentially dangerous chemicals

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +0.9%
Job Opening 67

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