Is Chemical Engineering a good Career option?

Career in Chemical Engineering

I am very curious about a Career in Chemical Engineering. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Chemical Engineering, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Chemical Engineering. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Chemical Engineering, when I came across: 

Dr P Vijay’s professional point of view!

Dr P Vijay has 17 years of professional experience in Chemical Engineering. Dr P Vijay has worked in Chemical Engineering as Engineer in MNC. In Dr P Vijay’s own words, this is how Dr P Vijay got into Chemical Engineering: “After completing M Tech, I did Ph D in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Madras. I have 2 years of experience in Refining Industry, 2 years in Polymer Industry and 5 years experience in Research. I have a teaching experience of 8 years. I am an Assistant Professor & Head at a university in Dehradun.”

Career Video on Chemical Engineering

In a video, Dr P Vijay has talked about various aspects of a Career in Chemical Engineering. Dr P Vijay started by explaining Chemical Engineering as: “Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, applied physics, life sciences, applied mathematics and economics to efficiently use, produce, transform, and transport chemicals, materials and energy.” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Chemical Engineering, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Chemical Engineering. Dr P Vijay touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Physics,Chemistry,Maths
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Plant Design & Economics
  • Mass & Energy Balance

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Dr P Vijay then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Chemical Engineering:

  • Communication Skills
  • Experimentation
  • Computation Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Positive Thinking

Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Dr P Vijay believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Chemical Engineering:

  • High Practical Application
  • Unlimited Scope
  • Exponential Growth

It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Dr P Vijay believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Chemical Engineering:

  • Tough to Start
  • Return on Investment

In the final section of the video Dr P Vijay talks about How a day goes in a Career in Chemical Engineering. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Chemical Engineering, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Chemical Engineering opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. LifePage has made a science of Career Counseling. Its awareness focussed approach is much more practical and action-oriented rather than absolutely any other Career platform. I suggest you learn more about them on: 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

Information about other Careers

Internet has so many incredible articles about so many Career options, have a look at these:


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