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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
Judgment and Decision Making3.884.5
Mathematics3.884.62

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
Chemistry4.776.32
Mathematics4.775.86
Physics4.365.77
Design4.275.91

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 2018

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land4,400 $159,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington1,090 $150,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward670 $114,240
Baton Rouge660 $130,940
New Orleans-Metairie590 $104,100
Beaumont-Port Arthur590 $141,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim520 $96,980
Austin-Round Rock390 N/A
Lake Charles390 $92,040
Cleveland-Elyria360 $98,260

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to chemical engineers

Source : 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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