Careers in Cannabinoid Chemistry
A Cannabinoid Chemistry bachelor degree will prepare you to work in the developing cannabis industry and in roles related to the extraction and purification of other plant products.
Careers in related fields include hops analysis for breweries, essential oil purification and analysis, drug and pharmaceutical analysis, and quality control in the food and beverage industries.
Here are a few examples of possible professions:
- Cannabis Chemist
- Analytical Chemist
- Extraction Technician
- Production Technician
- Food Safety and Quality Assurance Chemist
- Product Developer
This multidisciplinary major can lead to a career path in healthcare, industrial laboratories, agriculture, government agencies, academics, and more.
Cannabinoid Chemistry Degree Salary Information
As with any profession, the salary range for careers in the field of Cannabinoid Chemistry varies based on the specific role, level of experience, and location. According to Indeed.com, the median salary range for Cannabis Chemists is $72,306, while Laboratory Analysts earn $50,384 annually.
Benefits of a Cannabinoid Chemistry Degree
A Bachelor of Science in Cannabinoid Chemistry will prepare you to immediately enter the workforce or enroll in a graduate program.
Some of the benefits of pursuing a Cannabinoid Chemistry degree include:
- Access to professional equipment at YCP’s state-of-the-art laboratories
- Internship opportunities with companies in the cannabis trade
- Attendance at guest lectures with industry leaders
- Development of in-demand skills that are transferable across professions and industries.