You can already call yourself a chemist, with or without a degree. But are you aiming to become a Chartered Chemist or CChem? Not everyone can call themselves that! It means that your capability in chemistry has been benchmarked against rigorous standards set by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Your employer has to be registered as an accredited company by the RSC (and they have to employ more than 50 chemical scientists), so if it is something that interests you, then make sure that the companies you are applying for are accredited. To check, email email@example.com
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Are you passionate about science communication or see it as a possible career option? If so, you might want to look at the Royal Society of Chemistry's new Science Policy Writing Course for political engagement. It's free and anyone can do it by distance learning. You submit your own piece of writing once you have worked your way through the course. Could look very focussed on your CV! See the RSC website for details.