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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
172041  Chemical Engineers 875 897 22 2.51 % 26 24 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    370  42 % 400  44 % 30  8 % $97,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    370  42 % 400  44 % 30  8 % $97,980
Chemical Manufacturing    170  20 % 170  19 % 0  1 % $114,130
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    160  18 % 140  16 % -20  -7 % $100,080