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Chemical Engineering: The Second Hardest Major to Study

This blog will be about chemical engineering, especially for high schoolers who are interested in and looking for a major related to chemistry.

Chemical engineers conceive and design processes to produce, transform, and transport material. They rely on the main foundations of engineering: math, physics, and chemistry. Biology also plays an increasingly important role. If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school, you should start keeping your mind on these subjects.

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Chemical engineers are in great demand because of the large number of industries that depend on the synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials. Such industries as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, electronic, environmental, cosmetic, medical, and military use chemical engineering to develop and improve their technical products, such as ultrastrong fibres, fabrics, and adhesives for vehicles. Biocompatible materials for implants and prosthetics. This allows you to work in a large number of industries.

So, how to become a chemical engineer?

First and foremost, you would need to graduate high school. Secondly, you would need to earn at least a bachelor's degree, and even consider a master's degree. Lastly, you would need to establish State Licensure.

Fun fact: Chemical engineering is one of the most challenging subjects ever, up to the point that it ranks second in hardest majors to study. 

A chemical engineer's lowest / yearly earnings are $65,854 and the highest are $139,971, which refers to an average of $96,009 in the US, as stated by



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