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Chemical Technician

Overview and Key Facts

chemical technician in a lab
Education
Education
Associate's degree
Median Pay
Median Pay
$48,990
Job Growth
Job Growth
4.50%
(US Average)
Jobs in 2031
Jobs in 2031
63,100

What Do They Do?

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The role that the chemical technician plays is the backbone of every chemical, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical manufacturing operation. Chemical technicians conduct experiments, record data, and help to implement new processes and procedures in the laboratory. If you enjoy hands-on work, then you might be interested in the career of a chemical technician.
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Core Tasks

Think about if you'd like the typical tasks a Chemical Technician might do:
  • Conduct chemical or physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses, using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, committees, or teams and by conducting laboratory or plant safety audits.
  • Provide technical support or assistance to chemists or engineers.
  • Train new employees on topics such as the proper operation of laboratory equipment.
  • Order and inventory materials to maintain supplies.

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