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Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesConduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for purposes, such as research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$42,100 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsChemical technicians work indoors. They must be highly accurate in performing their job. Production technicians often work in 8-hour shifts around the clock. They may be exposed to hazards from equipment, chemicals, or toxic materials.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree
Technical Program

SkillsQuality Control Analysis, Active Listening, Mathematics, Operations Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Science

AbilitiesDeductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Information Ordering