Chemists


Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Also called: Analytical Chemist, Chemist, Forensic Scientist, Research Chemist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Agilent ChemStation
  • Minitab
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Digital imaging software
  • Microsoft Visio

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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