Chemical Engineers are trained to use chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering principles to solve real-world problems, whether they involve energy, medicine, nanotechnology or sustainability. They develop, design, and control processes and products that involve molecular change.

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  • Application Engineer
  • Associate Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Business Development Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Control System Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Cosmetic Chemist
  • Design and Manufacturing Engineer
  • Engineering Analyst
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Engineer
  • Formulation Scientist
  • Launch Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Math Teacher
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Nuclear Submarine Officer
  • Patent Examiner
  • Plant Engineer
  • Process Control Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Technical Analyst
  • Water Reclamation Engineer

Sample job titles based on Chemical Engineering graduate responses to the Auburn University First Destination Survey in recent years (2020 - 2022).

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Salary Information


Mean Starting Salary: $84,747

Median Starting Salary: $75,000


Mean and median starting salaries are based on responses to the 2022-2023 Auburn University First Destination Survey.


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  • Birmingham, AL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Prattville, AL

Based on graduate responses to the Auburn University First Destination Survey in recent years (2020 - 2022).


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