There is a relationship between careers and jobs as well as differences. We chemists should aspire to a career in chemistry but any career is usually composed of several jobs or positions. We can attempt to solicit job postings in Maine but are open to any contributions you the members know of.
As for careers, I’ve prepared an outline of careers in chemistry, what one can do with a bachelors degree in chemistry. The emphasis is on “alternative” careers. This is the basis of a presentation given several times to both high school and collegiate chemistry students and can be repeated on request.
Chair MEACS 2012
Careers in Chemistry
(Or, Is That Chem Diploma Worth Anything?)
(In most organizations, MS/PhD req. for research as professional; anything less,
incl. BS, will usually result in a technician level position.)
College/Univ. (incl. 2-year schools)
High School/Junior High/Elementary
Graduate School/Professional School*
Chemistry (Biochemistry, etc.)
Biosciences (Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, etc.)
Medicine (Med School, Veterinary School, Dental School, Pharmacy)
Business (esp. chem. engineering, petroleum, pharmaceutical, medical) (MBA, sometimes)
(all of the above functions, plus programming and other IT functions)