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The oil and petroleum business is a high-pressure, high-stakes field that offers a broad range of career opportunities for chemists. Because even small decisions can mean financial gains or losses for one’s employer, the business offers a dynamic combination of excitement and responsibility.

It’s also a setting quite unlike the academic world, and one that for many young chemists requires a major shift in thinking. In school, a graduate student can focus on a paper as the end product; but in the oil and petroleum industry, chemists succeed only when their ideas are put into practice. And, although many universities are moving in this direction, the oil and petroleum industry places increasing emphasis on work accomplished by teams rather than by individuals. With a focus on profitability, companies can be ideal places for people who like to see their ideas become reality.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-11-11 13:13:48
Description The oil and petroleum business is a high-pressure, high-stakes field that offers a broad range of career opportunities for chemists. Because even small decisions can mean financial gains or losses for one’s employer, the business offers a dynamic combination of excitement and responsibility.

It’s also a setting quite unlike the academic world, and one that for many young chemists requires a major shift in thinking. In school, a graduate student can focus on a paper as the end product; but in the oil and petroleum industry, chemists succeed only when their ideas are put into practice. And, although many universities are moving in this direction, the oil and petroleum industry places increasing emphasis on work accomplished by teams rather than by individuals. With a focus on profitability, companies can be ideal places for people who like to see their ideas become reality.
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Source American Chemical Society
Keyword Chemistry, Chemists, Careers
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-11-11 13:00:11
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Date Last Modified 2009-11-11 13:20:03
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-11-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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