ERIC Number: ED476767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Careers for Chemists. An Inside Look: Chemists at Work. [Videotape].
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
This video highlights careers in chemistry and related sciences. It gives an inside look at a sample of careers held by chemical professionals and illustrates options available to those who obtain degrees in the chemical sciences. The video can be used as an information resource for students as well as a career guidance tool for counselors, teachers, and career centers. The video is comprised of 15 four-minute segments, each focusing on a specific career area. Video crews went inside the labs and offices of bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. chemists around the country and captured them performing typical duties and talking about their work, what they enjoy about their jobs, and various aspects of their professional lives. The chemists also discuss issues such as teamwork, internships, communication skills, and balancing family and career, and they offer advice to those considering careers in the chemical sciences. Men, women, and minorities underrepresented in the chemical sciences are all represented. (KHR)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Planning, Chemistry, Higher Education, Professional Development, Science Education
American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.
Note: Also available on CD-ROM.