Chemical Technicians


Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for 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.
Also called: Chemical Analyst, Chemical Technician, Laboratory Analyst (Lab Analyst), Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech)

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Oracle Java
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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