Chemical Technician

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Associate's Degree

Chemical technicians are the backbone of chem-related fields. Their technical prowess in the lab contributes to research and development of new products and processes, quality control, environmental standards and more. They’re right in the center of experimentation—hands-on in the discovery process.

Also known as: Chemical Analyst, Formulation Technician, Laboratory Analyst, Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Tester, Organic Preparation Analyst, Quality Control Technician, Research Technician, Water Quality Technician
Learning Strategies
Operation Monitoring
Quality Control Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests
Compile and interpret results for reports
Maintain, clean and sterilize lab equipment to maintain controlled results
Provide technical support to chemists and engineers
Design and fabricate experiments
Develop chemical engineering processes and production techniques
Organize, order, inventory and maintain supplies in the lab
Prepare technical reports in the forms of graphs and charts to document experiment results

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