Chemical Engineers


Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Agricultural Chemicals
  2. Research And Testing Services
  3. Engineering & Architectural Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 870 36.99 25.20 42.88 76,940 52,420 89,200
Kansas City* 240 32.94 22.21 38.30 68,512 46,190 79,672
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 10 26.93 19.55 30.61 56,006 40,670 63,673

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 850 920 70 8.24 22 Caution
Kansas City MSA 300 320 20 6.67 8 Caution
St Louis MSA 610 640 30 4.92 14 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Chemical Engineering