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What Can I Do With This Chemistry Teacher Degree?

High School Teacher1

Your chemistry degree and secondary education certification will give you the tools you need to pursue a high school teaching career, where the median income is currently $61,660 and the job growth rate is projected to hold steady at 4 percent over the next decade. Plus, this program encourages you to combine physics with mathematics or chemistry to increase your hiring flexibility.

Postsecondary Instructor2

As a graduate of this teaching degree in chemistry program, you’ll be well-positioned to pursue a postsecondary teaching position in chemistry where, with a median annual salary of $79,540, employment opportunities are projected to grow 11 percent by 2028.

Chemist or Natural Sciences Manager3,4

Or use your education as a springboard into the fields of scientific study. Wages in this area are fairly significant, as chemists and materials scientists currently average $78,790 annually … and median wage for Natural Sciences Manager is $129,100 per year.


  • High School Chemistry Teacher
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Tutor
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Chemist
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Senior Scientist
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Health Sciences Manager

"$78,790" Median Annual Pay for Chemists3

1High School Teachers
2Postsecondary Teachers
4Natural Sciences Managers