Chemists in demand on the labour market

Chemists, mathematicians, statisticians, teachers and prescriptionists will find it easy to get a job within the next five years. This is indicated by the annual forecast of the future labour market for university graduates prepared by SACO, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations.

“Unfortunately, the shortage of chemists is compounded by the low application rates we have for courses in chemistry,” says Kristina Hedfalk, assistant department head at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. “It’s important to ensure that teachers at both the compulsory and upper-secondary school levels have qualifications in chemistry.”