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Engineering - Chemical Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Includes occupations concerned with the application of chemistry and other sciences, such as physics and mathematics, and of engineering principles to manufacturing operations, which involve chemical processes. Also includes the design, construction, and operation of industrial plants carrying out chemical processes. Typical specializations are heat transfer and energy conversion, food and pharmaceutical products, forest products, petrochemicals and fuels, and materials handling.

Work Settings

Office, lab and manufacturing floor settings. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.

Education

BS Chemical Engineering

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) for latest information

Salary

Average annual earnings in CNY in 2005 were $81,016 with an average annual bonus of $3,371.

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