The chemicals and oil & energy industries have been some of the most popular fields for students who have majored in chemical engineering. Over a quarter of graduates start working as either process engineers, engineers, or project engineers, while others work as product engineers and chemists. Chemical engineering majors are also well versed in skills such as process simulation, process engineering, process optimization, and polymers.
The companies shown on the right represents some of the largest providers of chemical engineering jobs. These large corporations each employ numerous former chemical engineering students.
Although there are many cities where chemical engineering jobs are readily available, Houston, Texas has been one of the most popular, followed by New York in New York and Boston in Massachusetts. In fact, a significant amount of chemical engineering majors have preferred to stay in these massive cities over Chicago, Illinois and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.