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Career information and college search tools for chemical engineers and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Chemical Engineers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be chemical engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Science4.255.12
Complex Problem Solving4.124.38
Critical Thinking44.88
Reading Comprehension3.884.38
Systems Analysis3.884

Chemical Engineers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be chemical engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Written Comprehension4.125
Oral Comprehension45
Deductive Reasoning44.88
Mathematical Reasoning44.25
Category Flexibility44.88

Chemical Engineers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be chemical engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Engineering and Technology56.55
Mathematics4.775.86
Chemistry4.776.32
Physics4.365.77
Production and Processing4.275

Chemical Engineers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being chemical engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Processing Information4.736.09
Analyzing Data or Information4.685.82
Getting Information4.555.36
Interacting With Computers4.54.73
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.455.23

Chemical Engineers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being chemical engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Analytical Thinking4.86
Integrity4.82
Attention to Detail4.64
Dependability4.27
Achievement/Effort4.23

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Chemical Engineers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Chemical Engineers jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land5,170 $151,290
Baton Rouge1,090 $117,980
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington970 $148,850
New Orleans-Metairie750 $102,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim560 $97,190
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson540 $115,970
Beaumont-Port Arthur450 $154,870
Pittsburgh400 $98,730
Cleveland-Elyria400 $102,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell360 $89,320

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to chemical engineers

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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