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Florida Tech Times Higher EducationTimes Higher Education ranks Florida Tech in the Top 200 Universities in the World! Additionally, Florida Tech was noted for a score of 99 out of a possible 100 in the citations category, making it #10 in the world for citations.

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Florida Tech Fiske Guide to CollegesFlorida Tech is one of just nine public and private schools in Florida recognized by the 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide places Florida Tech in the "inexpensive" category for private schools and lists it under the heading, "Engineering/Top Technical Institutes."

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Florida Tech College Salary ReportThe current College Salary Report ranks Florida Tech graduates' mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida universities. Other national universities with salaries for graduates similar to Florida Tech's include Columbia, Yale, Brown and Johns Hopkins.

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Premed Chemistry Degree Prepares You for a Medical Career

An aspiring medical student should decide on an undergraduate university based on the quality of pre-professional training that the school offers. Through course study, research activities, internships and intensive faculty interaction, Florida Tech premed programs give students a rigorous, research-based course of study.
For those students with an interest in a career as a physician, a Bachelor of Science – Premedical Chemistry from Florida Tech is an excellent first step in completing medical school prerequisites.

Career Outlook

To fully appreciate the employment landscape that awaits graduates who meet applicable medical school prerequisites, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things. The bureau reports that employment for physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 24 percent by 2020. This is due primarily to our aging population and the need for more specialists in healthcare.

Likewise, career options are growing for those who meet medical school prerequisites but choose other professional chemistry careers. The world is solving many issues that demand the knowledge of chemistry from environmental concerns, medicines, food science and more.

Career Options

Many students meet the medical school prerequisites and pursue careers as physicians, dentists, surgeons, pharmacists, etc. However, medical school isn't the only option for a graduate with this degree. Other careers that utilize a premed chemistry degree:

  • Agriculture and Food Scientist
  • Biochemist & Biophysicist
  • Chemists and Materials Scientist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical Researchers & Scientist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Registered Nurse

Entry-Level Salary Expectations

PayScale.com reports entry-level salaries for students with degrees in chemistry to be $44,700 with further earning potential to grow to $87,500 and beyond as you gain experience. CollegeGrad.com reports that individuals working as physicians have starting salaries that average $156,000 and specialists earn $256,000 or more depending on location and specialty. PayScale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.

Other careers with a chemistry degree that meet medical school prerequisites also provide good salary potential such as:

Agricultural and food scientists: $44,000 – $81,100
Environmental scientists: $47,900 – $89,700
Medical scientists: $54,900 – $90,640
Chemical engineers: $67,500 – $111,000

Who's Hiring Florida Tech Graduates?

Florida Tech alumni have secured employment with companies such as Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Merck & Co., Motorola, NASA, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Sherwin-Williams and more. For those who meet specific medical school prerequisites or those who choose to enter another professional career, the job outlook is good.

Graduate & Doctoral Degrees

More so than any other chemistry degree from Florida Tech, a degree in premedical chemistry meets a majority of medical school prerequisites. We prepare you for careers in general practice, medical research, and public health to forensic pathology, surgery and more. 70 percent of Florida Tech chemistry degree graduates continue their studies in graduate or doctoral programs at Florida Tech and at prestigious schools such as:

  • Columbia University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Princeton
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Carolina