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Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions. Chemistry is a physical science related to studies of various atoms, molecules, crystals and other aggregates of matter whether in isolation or combination, which incorporates the concepts of energy and entropy in relation to the spontaneity of chemical processes.

Disciplines within chemistry are traditionally grouped by the type of matter being studied or the kind of study. These include inorganic chemistry, the study of inorganic matter; organic chemistry, the study of organic matter; biochemistry, the study of substances found in biological organisms; physical chemistry, the energy related studies of chemical systems at macro, molecular and submolecular scales; analytical chemistry, the analysis of material samples to gain an understanding of their chemical composition and structure.

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Chemical Engineers
Wage: $91,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.9%
Self Employed: 1.9%
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Employed Part Time: 3.4%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Wage: $88,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 15.9%
Self Employed: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Employed Part Time: 7.3%

Education Requirements:
Doctoral degree
Chemical Plant and System Operators
Wage: $56,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -15.3%
Self Employed: 0.1%
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Employed Part Time: 0.6%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training