I’m a high school student who isn’t exactly sure of what do major in–I have an interest in ChemE, I like chemistry and math (physics is a bit iffy but I’m ok with it) and the career itself seems very intriguing. However, I’m worried about job prospects–I’m worried that the job market may be flooded with recent graduates, or that more foreign-born workers will come and take jobs (heck, probably both). I have gotten all A’s in the top classes offered by my school for my entire academic career, including AP Chem. Could a competent ChemE graduate find a job, for lack of a better word, easily?
Another train of thought: I also have a strong interest in law–I am aware that many engineering grads go on to law school, specifically patent law. Do you think this could be a lucrative, viable career after a potential ChemE Bachelor’s?
Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you!