Career Outlook for Chemical Engineers

Also known as:  Absorption and Adsorption Engineer, Chemical Process Engineer, Chemical Research Engineer, Fuels Engineer, Oxidation Engineer, Plastics Engineer, Polymerization Engineer, Refinery Process Engineer
The overall job outlook for Chemical Engineer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 5.28 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.88 percent per year. Demand for Chemical Engineers is expected to go up, with an expected 2,280 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 0.99 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Chemical Engineers in the following states
Texas 5,030
California 1,970
Ohio 1,700
New Jersey 1,360
Illinois 1,290
Massachusetts 1,270
Pennsylvania 1,250
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Chemical Engineers
Nevada 50
Alaska 70
New Hampshire 70
District of Columbia 90
Puerto Rico 110
Wyoming 110
Idaho 120