Chemists study various chemical elements and compounds, their properties and how they work together in our bodies and the world around us.
Specialist fields in chemistry include biochemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry.
Important subjects related to chemistry include physics, English, algebra, calculus and computer science.
It helps for chemists to have a well rounded science knowledge.
Good chemists usually have an eye for detail, patience, curiosity and the ability to work on their own.
Those who study chemistry can find jobs as researchers, laboratory technicians, teachers and other important roles.
Chemists can be in high demand in industries such as the production of chemicals and pharmaceutical products.
A bachelor’s degree is sufficient for a number of positions but higher areas of research often require a PhD.
Famous chemists include Louis Pasteur and Michael Faraday.