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Chemical Engineers

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Chemical Engineers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
172041  Chemical Engineers 891 983 92 10.33 % 20 38 67 Bachelor's degree 

Chemical Engineers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    410  46 % 490  49 % 80  19 % $110,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    410  46 % 490  49 % 80  19 % $110,860
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more...)