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Chemical Technician Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations -
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Chemical technicians work with chemists and chemical engineers, developing and using chemicals and related products and equipment. Generally, there are two types of chemical technicians: research technicians who work in experimental laboratories and process control technicians who work in manufacturing or other industrial plants. Many chemical technicians working in research and development conduct a variety of laboratory procedures, from routine process control to complex research projects. For example, they may collect and analyze samples of air and water to monitor pollution levels, or they may produce compounds through complex organic synthesis. Most process technicians work in manufacturing, testing packaging for design, integrity of materials, and environmental acceptability. Often, process technicians who work in plants focus on quality assurance, monitoring product quality or production processes and developing new production techniques. A few work in shipping to provide technical support and expertise.
 

Chemical Technician Resources

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Overview:
Overview of Chemical Technicians
Preparation:
Programs, Degree Fields
Day in the Life:
The Workplace
Earnings:
Employer Options, Salary Ranges, Types of Employers
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions for the Field
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of the work of Chemical Technicians
Internet Resources:
American Chemical Society
American Chemistry Council
International Council of Chemical Associations

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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