What can you do with a degree in Chemistry?

Meet Alberta Professional Chemists

Chemists work in a large variety of fields doing all sorts of interesting things. We asked some of our members why they chose to study chemistry. How did you get where you are today? What advice would you give to a young chemist starting his or her career? Read the articles below to see how some of our members answered these questions. 

Mark Rice, P.Chem.

Mark Rice is presently a senior occupational health and safety specialist with the Alberta provincial government.

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Robert Taylor, P.Chem.

Robert is the manager of the Canadian Reservoir Studies Team with Halliburton, one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.

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Chris Swyngedouw, P.Chem.

Chris is the Group Technology leader – Chemistry for Exova’s global operations. Exova has over 4,000 employees globally at more than 130 testing facilities including 27 analytical laboratories.


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The American Chemical Society has also posted a substantial list of chemistry careers