Chemistry might seem boring to some students, and some find chemistry a very hard subject to understand. These students might ask why is chemistry important? Why do I need to learn chemistry? There are several good answers to these questions. The most important reason is probably that chemistry is needed in many industries, and having a good knowledge of chemistry is essential for many jobs. Not just in industry jobs actually, but chemistry is also important in commerce, teaching and lecturing, science journalism and even in some law related jobs like patent agents. Today we live in the age of chemistry-based technology, and future demands will increase the expertise needed in many areas of chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries.
Chemistry is also very important in understanding how nature works, and a good basis knowledge in chemistry will help you a lot studying more specialized subjects later on in your studies. No matter how science will change in the next century, most scientists believe that chemistry will be at the center of science and one of the most important subjects you could learn.
Chemistry is a very old science, it was practice in some form as far back as 4000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians. 3000 years ago ancient civilizations where using the basis of various branches of chemistry in their technology, like extracting metal from ores, fermenting wine and beer, making pigments for painting, making cheese, dying, making medicine from plants, making soap, glass and lots of other things.
Without our extensive knowledge of chemistry our world today would be vastly different from what it is today, and in my opinion a very boring place to live. There are just so many reasons why chemistry is important, everything you touch and use in your daily life is chemical after all. Learning chemistry can be difficult and challenging at times however, so it is important to understand why chemistry is really important to human society.