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Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $36,483
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $13.64
    Median: $17.54
    Experienced: $24.98
  • Growth (2014-2019)57%
  • Openings (2014-2019)73
  • Current Employment 684
  • Projected Employment 781
  • Typical Entry-level Education Associate degree

Chemical Technicians

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Chemistry
  • Experiments
  • Mathematics
  • Inventory Management
  • Sample Preparation
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Research
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Computers

occupational tasks

  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications
  • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses
  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests and analyses using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques or microscopy
  • Conduct chemical or physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids or gaseous materials
  • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, committees or teams and by conducting laboratory or plant safety audits

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)