Well, I graduated from school in May of 2002 with a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, there was absolutely nothing in terms of jobs available. While forensic chemistry sounds like an incredible career field, the number of available jobs in the field are incredibly small. Most of the jobs go to people in the millitary or law enforcement fields as they have familiarity with the laws and regulations. Getting a job with no experience in law enforcement or millitary service really puts you at a disadvantage. I think having Forensics as a secondary major is a good thing to have, but having it be your primary major isn't going to help you too much in the job market.
I also had problems with the job market upon graduation because my expertise in organic chemistry is not that great. I know a great deal about the analysis of trace samples and some toxicology, but organic synthesis is still pretty foreign to me. A lot of the chemistry job market is in organic synthesis and biological chemistry. Organic synthesis plays a huge part in the pharmaceutical research fields and in drug discovery. Those are where the high paying jobs are at the moment.
If your love of chemistry is in working with chemicals and whatnot, then perhaps the chemical engineering field is for you. That field tends to have a few more jobs open as well as some high paying positions.
I currently work for a Clinical Research Organization as a Data Processor. Sadly, the salary of around $12.00 an hour is nothing compared to what I was hoping for when I entered college. My chemistry and toxicology knowledge does come in handy every now and then, and it will allow me to have an easier time moving up in the company. Sadly, however, it's nothing like what I wanted to do when I went to college. My element collection is what I use to keep me in the "chemical field" and this website is a big plus as it allows me to still use my knowledge every now and then. My dream job is to work with the synthesis of explosive compounds and the forensic analysis of blast sites, but that's an incredibly difficult field to get into and my being a type I diabetic makes that even tougher.