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Chemical Technicians

Overview

Chemical technicians assist chemists and chemical engineers in the research, development, testing, and manufacturing of chemicals and chemical-based products. Their work involves experimental, theoretical, and practical application of chemistry and other connected physical and natural sciences. Chemical technicians conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in producing qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for, among other purposes, research and development of new products or processes, developing quality control guidelines, and sustaining environmental standards. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 64,770 chemical technicians work in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Chemist or Chemical Engineer

Chemical Technician

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