Chemical Technicians

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Occupation Description

Chemical technicians conduct chemical and physical laboratory examinations to support scientists in making qualitative and quantitative studies of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for investigation and development of new products or procedures, quality control, preservation of environmental standards, and other work concerning investigational, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and associated sciences.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

61300

Job Openings By 2020

12900

Growth Rate

6.7%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

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