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Chemical engineering is a vast field that applies to every aspect of physical sciences (physics and chemistry) and life sciences (biology, biochemistry and microbiology). The engineers in this field are more versatile and are involved in development, management, invention, design and processes in the industries. They work in several fields like food processing, healthcare, specialty chemicals, electronic and advanced materials, biotechnology, microelectronics, design, construction, environmental health, manufacturing, polymers, business services, among others.

Scope and career

The work of a chemical engineer involves construction, design, operation, installation, and maintenance of plants; manufacturing chemical products; supervision of chemical plants; gauging problems; extracting chemicals; developing processes; and many more things.

There are many opportunities for a chemical engineer, either in India or abroad. Jobs are available in public as well as government sectors. Chemical engineers get lucrative employment opportunities in large companies that manufacture food, fertilizer, specialty chemicals, paints, pesticides, plastics, polymers, pharmaceuticals, etc. One can also take up teaching as a career or go for research in other branches like atomic power plants and defense establishments. One can see the particular demand-rise in fields like nanotechnology and biotechnology.

The salaries of chemical engineers are very lucrative. However, it is based on the company you work for. Freshers can get an average salary of Rs. 25,000 per month to Rs. 30,000 per month, depending on the qualification, experience, ability and facility.

 

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