Also called: Chemist, Research Chemist, Air Quality Chemist, Analytical Chemist
In the Air Force: Biomedical Laboratory, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Chemistry
In the Navy: Chemist
What they do:Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
On the job, you would:
- Analyze organic or inorganic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions, using chromatography, spectroscopy, or spectrophotometry techniques.
- Maintain laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when needed.
- Develop, improve, or customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, or analytical methods.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Data base user interface and query software
Graphics or photo imaging software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about chemists.