Careers & Alumni

What can chemistry majors do after graduation? Meet a few... Students and professor in chemistry lab working with lasers.

Biochemistry


Milcah

Dr. Milcah S. Jackson

Program Specialist, American Chemical Society

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Milcah
Dr. Jacob Graham

Mary Harvey

Medical Student, UM Medical Center

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Dr. Jacob Graham
Larico

Dr. Larico Treadwell

Research & Development Chemist and Material Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories

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Larico
Dr. Andrew Merrick

Dr. Andrew Matrick

Psychiatrist & Managing Partner, Aven Harbor

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Dr. Andrew Merrick
Dr. Christopher Fox

Dr. Christopher Fox

Research and Development Scientist, MilliporeSigma

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Dr. Christopher Fox
Dr. Thuy Phuong Le

Dr. Thuy Phuong Le

Neurology Resident, Univ. of Cincinnati Medical Center

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Dr. Thuy Phuong Le

Biochemistry Careers

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares students to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world. They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people.

Related careers in biochemistry include health care, medical research, pharmacology, toxicology, public health, pharmacy, law, and policy.  Our biochemistry alumni are working in many different sectors of the economy, with the largest six groups shown in this infographic.

 

Infographic showing major career field breakdown for biochemistry majors: Health Care 30%; STEM 18%; Higher Ed 16%; Business/Finance 16%; Govt./Military/First Responders 6%; K–12 Ed 5%

 

Our graduates are…

  • Science Department Chair, Olive Branch H.S.
  • Clinical Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Tulane University
  • Program Coordinator, Dept of Microbiology, UC-San Francisco
  • Researcher, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
  • Gastroenterologist, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Family Physician, North MS Medical Center
  • Physician, Doctors without Borders
  • Dentist, Gilmore Family Dentistry
  • Associate Attorney, Linklaters
  • Bioanalytical Researcher, Altea Therapeutics Lab
  • Quality Manager, Sanderson Farms
  • Senior Scientist, Patheon
  • Clinical Researcher, WayCro

Chemistry


Dr. J. Steven Blake

Dr. J. Steven Blake

Physician and Owner, Blake Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

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Dr. James Cox

Dr. James Cox

Retired Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Washington University School of Medicine

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Dr. James Cox
Milcah

Dr. Milcah S. Jackson

Program Specialist, American Chemical Society

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Milcah
Dr. Wayne Alexander

Dr. Wayne Alexander

Retired Cardiologist, Emory University School of Medicine

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Dr. Wayne Alexander
Larico Treadwell

Dr. Larico Treadwell

Research & Development Chemist and Material Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories

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Larico Treadwell
Dr. Alan W. Partin

Dr. Alan W. Partin

Urologist-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Dr. Alan W. Partin
Dr. Yasmeen Abdo

Yasmeen Abdo

Medical Student, UM Medical Center

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Dr. Yasmeen Abdo
Dr. Jacob Graham

Dr. Jacob Graham

Space Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Dr. Jacob Graham

Chemistry Careers

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares students to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world.  They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people.

Related careers in chemistry include chemical and materials research, medical research, pharmacology, toxicology, health care, pharmacy, law, policy, and environmental science.  The American Chemical Society website has a page to explore chemistry careers.

 

Infographic showing major career field breakdown for biochemistry majors: Health Care 47%; STEM 18%; Higher Ed 13%; Govt./Military/First Responders 7%; Business/Finance 6%; K–12 Ed 3%

 

Our graduates are…

  • Patents Department, Coca-Cola
  • Chemistry Teacher, Madison Ridgeland Academy
  • Chair of Department of Medicine, Emory University
  • Research Associate, University of Michigan
  • Faculty, Northwest MS Community College
  • Manager of Mass Spectrometry, Harvard
  • Medical Director, Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • Physician,Tupelo Medical Group
  • Owner/Surgeon, Mass. Cosmetic Surgery
  • Psychiatrist, East MS State Hospital
  • State Training Coordinator, MS Public Health
  • Lab Research Chemist, US Army Research
  • Lab Refining Manager, Amoco Oil
  • Executive Therapeutic Specialist, GlaxoSmith- Kline
  • Senior Research Chemisty, DuPont
  • Manager, Lockheed Martin

Forensic Chemistry


Lauren Keaton

Lauren Keaton

Crime Scene Technician, Hight Point Police Department

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Lauren Keaton
Leroy Nguyen

Leroy Nguyen

Student Naval Flight Officer, US Navy

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Leroy Nguyen
Dr.  Caroline Spencer

Dr. Caroline Spencer

Analytical Lab Manager at STI Electronics, Inc.

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Dr. Caroline Spencer
Katherine Thomas

Katherine Thomas

Lab Manager, Cobb County Georgia Forensics Lab

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Katherine Thomas
Madison Nieder

Madison Nieder

New Products Lab Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Madison Nieder
Lucas Marshall

Lucas Marshall

Director of Research and Development, Aegis Sciences Corporation

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Lucas Marshall
Dr. Lindsay Bigham, DO

Dr. Lindsay Bigham

Chief Resident, PGY-3, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch

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Dr. Lindsay Bigham, DO
Kallie Mosley

Kallie Mosley

Information Systems Security Officer/Program Manager, US Navy

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Kallie Mosley
Dr. Tamara King

Dr. Tamara King

Senior DMPK Scientist, Pharmaceutical Candidate Optimization (PCO) Department, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Dr. Tamara King
Jene Rauch

Jene Rauch

Lead Firearm Examiner, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Crime Lab

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Jene Rauch
Cammi Thornton

Cammi Thornton

Principal Research Scientist and Development Chemist, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, UM School of Pharmacy

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Cammi Thornton
Kennedy Dickason

Kennedy Dickson

Law Student, Case Western Reserve University

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Kennedy Dickason

Forensic Chemistry Careers

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares students to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world.  They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people. 

Majors can gain employment in forensic chemistry labs associated with state or local police departments, the medical examiner’s office, forensic services lab, or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There are also some private forensic labs.

 

Infographic showing major career field breakdown for biochemistry majors: Govt./Military/First Responders 33%; Higher Ed 16%; STEM 15%; Business/Finance 9%; Health Care 8%; Law 8%

 

Our graduates are…

  • Contractor, Aerotek
  • Science Teacher, Hazel Green High School
  • Forensic Toxicologist, University of Tennessee
  • Toxicologist, UM Medical Center
  • Expert Witness, Rile & Hicks
  • Physician, Mid-South OB-GYN
  • Anesthesiologist, Women’s Hospital
  • Forensic Scientists in AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, TN, TX

  • Crime Analyst, Deptartment of Justice
  • Firearms Examiner, Jefferson Parish Sheriff
  • Chemist, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Investigator/Medical Examiner, MS Crime Lab
  • Medical Science Liaison, Braeburn
  • Global Strategic Program, Agilient Tech
  • Mass Spectrometrist, Aegis Sciences Corp

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