Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Chemists are the leaders in the lab, with the ability to think both qualitatively and quantitatively. Known for their high quality standards, they produce chemical analyses that allow us to continually discover and deepen our knowledge about the world we live in. We only get one Earth—and with a chemist’s help—we understand it more deeply and can make better decisions for how we treat it.

Also known as: Air Quality Chemist, Analytical Chemist, Chemical Laboratory Scientist, Forensic Chemist, Quality Control Chemist, Research Chemist, Scientist, Senior Chemist
Equipment Maintenance
Operation Monitoring
Quality Control Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Analyze organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, composition, structure, relationships and reactions
Perform compositional qualitative and quantitative analysis using heat, light, energy or chemical catalysts
Prepare test solutions, compounds and reagents for lab personnel to conduct tests
Conduct quality control tests
Write technical papers and reports to communicate standards and processes
Develop, improve and customize products, equipment, formulas and processes
Evaluate lab safety procedures to ensure safety compliance and efficiency
Meet Tyre
Analytical Chemist
“At the end of the day when I talk about what I do, I am helping to ensure that we have enough safe and abundant food for the world.“
B.S. Chemistry, M.S. Analytical Chemistry

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