Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. An instructional program that describes the scientific study of the theoretical properties of matter, and the relation of physical forces and phenomena to the chemical structure and behavior of molecules and other compounds. Includes instruction in reaction theory, calculation of potential molecular properties and behavior, computer simulation of structures and actions, transition theory, statistical mechanics, phase studies, quantum chemistry, and the study of surface properties.


Employment Options

Occupation Employment Average Wage
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
Mean Entry Experienced
Natural Sciences Managers 870 890 16 Caution $38.79 $23.87 $46.25
Chemists 1,370 1,500 55 Great $24.85 $15.42 $29.56
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 590 710 29 Good no record