Do chemical engineers have to travel?

Hi. I live in Georgia, and I want to major in chemical engineering. I was wondering if they travel a lot, because I feel like I would get home sick. And do you have time for yourself like a social life? My teacher told me i should wait 15 years to settle down to do anything and that is a long time. lol.
posted by nneoma, Organization/City on July 13, 2013