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Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesConduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or chemical experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

OutlookSlower-than-average job growth

Median Income$69,790 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsChemists usually work regular hours in offices and laboratories. Research chemists spend much time in laboratories, but also work in offices when they do theoretical research or plan, record, and report on their lab research.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsCritical Thinking, Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, Writing, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Mathematics, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsJack Simpson