Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for chemists was $79,430 in May 2021. Overall, employment of chemists and materials scientists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for other occupations.

On average, about 8,200 openings for chemists and materials scientists are projected each year over this decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force.

La Salle’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Department serves qualified students by offering an unbeatable liberal arts education that sets a strong foundation for graduate studies and successful careers including:
  • Physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Educator
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Governmental Science Policy
  • Food and Flavor Chemist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Environmental
  • Health and safety inspector
  • Science journalist

Our chemistry bachelor degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in recognition that it offers a “…broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.”

Seize opportunities when you get the chance. Sometimes you may even like something you didn’t even know you would like. Do not be afraid to ask for help, or even ask for mentorship. La Salle’s small class size makes it a lot easier to talk to my professors and other students about assignments, internships and references.

Sarah Tse
Class of 2022
St. John Baptist de la Salle statue

This new iteration of the ICJM will provide professional development opportunities for Christian Brothers and lay partners. 

Pen laying on notepad

The agreement will create academic and research opportunities for students and faculty.  La Salle University is collaborating with a fellow Lasallian university through a memo of understanding (MOU) to form […]

La Salle students provide meals to police officers

Members of the University community provided local Philadelphia Police Department officers and staff with a traditional helping of carved turkey and all the fixings.