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What are the opportunities and practices of chemical engineering consulting?

I am an engineering student who's degree exposes him to many different types of engineering (integrated engineering), but I am specializing in chemical engineering. Due to this broad background, I was possibly thinking of going into consulting in a chemical engineering context. However I know very little about the typical jobs, opportunities, and aspects of this type of work. Could someone give me a bit of insight and detail into this? i.e. demand, nature of job (nomadic, long hours), project management, "businessy-ness" of job, typical employer size, possible countries to work in (international firms)? typical industries of consultation? Main challenges of job? salary, Competitiveness, requirements.... etc

Asked By: - 11/22/2010
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First, you need a Professional Engineers License. You have to take and Pass the fundamentals of Engineering, usually in your last semester. Then work as a Engineer for four or more years. Then you have to pass the Professional Engineering Exam in Chemical Engineering... More
Answered By: Mark M - 11/22/2010
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It is better to become a practicing chemical engineer first and then after you become a more experienced in your field you can step into consulting.
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Answered By: deansubasinghe - 11/26/2010
 
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