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Career Opportunities for CBE Graduates

Chemical engineering graduates command high salaries. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the starting CBE B.S. salary in 2008 was over $59,000 and was over $68,000 for a starting M.S. The median income for all CBEs was over $78,000 (source: www.bls.gov).

The following industry and government settings are a sample of where our degree holders work:

  • 3M
  • Academia Sinica
  • Akzo Nobel / Eka Chemicals Inc.
  • API Heat Transfer
  • Argonne National Labs
  • ATSI Engineering Services
  • Benchmark Environmental Engineering & Science
  • Boeing
  • BP Amoco
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celerity3 Engineering
  • Chemical Design Inc.
  • Cultor Food Science, Inc.
  • Cybernetik Technologies
  • Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems
  • Dow Chemical
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Eastern Paper
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Elementis Specialties
  • Englehard
  • Entelos Inc.
  • Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
  • Erie County Department of Environment & Planning
  • Falconeer Technology Company
  • FMC Corporation
  • Foley & Lardner
  • General Electric
  • GFS Chemicals
  • Golder Associates
  • Good-Will Hinckley
  • Harper International
  • Harris RF Communications
  • Houghton International
  • Honeywell
  • Intel
  • International Imaging Materials, Inc.
  • International Paper
  • IsleChem
  • ITT Space Systems Division
  • KAW, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Madison Group Inc
  • Mannington Mills, Inc.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Material Research Labs/Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Membrane Technology & Research, Inc.
  • Mentholatum Company
  • Merck
  • Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India
  • Minrad, Inc.
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Niagara Blower Company
  • Occidental Chemical Corp.
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Olin
  • Owens Corning
  • Pall Corporation
  • Pepsi
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Pierce and Stevens
  • Plant Process Equipment
  • Praxair
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Stella-Jones, Inc.
  • Stollberg, Inc
  • T/J Technologies
  • Teva API
  • TriQuint Semiconductor
  • Union Carbide
  • United Oil Products (UOP)
  • Univar
  • URS Diamond
  • Veritay Technology, Inc.
  • VirTis Company
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