Chemistry: A solid foundation for alternative careers


Janice L. Fleming, V.P., Planning & Development, V.P., Planning & Development, Cadmus KnowledgeWorks, 940 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21010
Career directions can change for a variety of reasons and our core skills and talents as chemists actually prepare us in many ways for alternative careers. Some of the skills I've found to be most valued by employers will be highlighted. Many were based in my chemistry background, while others were developed with time and attention. I'll also address the career transition process when it involves stepping into new career areas. The connections from one job to the next may surprise you, and how little you really need to know initially about the work at hand might surprise you even more. Your deeper value is often tied to the skills and creativity borne from your chemical education and training.