2020 Job Bank Wage data
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2020 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2020 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 410
Chemical engineers may specialize in the products and processes of industries such as pulp and paper manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, energy processing, plastics, metal extraction and refining, or adhesives and coatings production.
They may also specialize in areas that are in various industries such as process control, pollution control or fermentation processes.
Work in this occupation is typically performed in an indoor environment, where one may be exposed to chemicals or substances that may endanger health, while being in the presence of noxious, intense or prolonged odours.
Source: 2016 Census
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There is considerable mobility between chemical engineering specializations at the less senior levels.
Chemical engineers work closely with chemists and other scientists and engineers and mobility is possible between some fields of specialization.
These workers also often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practise in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.