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What Can I Do With This Chemistry Degree?


A degree in Chemistry from University of the Cumberlands is designed to help you enter a number of scientific fields in a professional capacity – including as a chemist. In a field projected to grow 6 percent over the better part of the next decade, chemists and material scientists average a median wage of $79,760 annually.

Education – Teacher2,3

With the right certification, you could teach high school chemistry, a field projected to grow 8 percent over the next several years, averaging a median salary of $61,820 a year. Or pass along what you’ve learned to an older student base and teach at a college or university level. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of post secondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.

Natural Sciences Manager4

Or use your education as a springboard into an alternative field of scientific study as a Natural Sciences Manager where the salary averages $137,900 per year.


  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Biology Director
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Molecular Biology Professor
  • Biology Professor
  • Biology Instructor

"$79,760" Median Annual Pay for Chemists and Material Scientists1

1Chemists and Material Scientists
2High School Teachers
3Postsecondary Teachers
4Natural Sciences Managers