Career Path Forecast
According to the U.S. Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics,
chemical engineers are expected to have an employment decline of 2
percent from 2008 to 2018. Overall employment in the chemical
manufacturing industry is expected to continue to decline, although
chemical companies will continue to employ chemical engineers to
research and develop new chemicals and more efficient processes to
increase output of existing chemicals.
However, there will be
employment growth for chemical engineers in service-providing
industries, such as professional, scientific, and technical services,
particularly for research in energy and the developing fields of
biotechnology and nanotechnology.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
Bureau of Labor Statistics.