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Chemical Technician

Chemical technicians assist chemists and chemical engineers who develop, produce, and use chemical products, equipment, and related items. Most chemical technicians work for private companies, especially those that make chemicals, drugs, rubber, and steel. Chemical technicians also work for government agencies, universities, and hospitals. Because the chemical industry is so broad, technicians often specialize in one particular area, such as food processing or the production of drugs.

Most chemical technicians work in research and development. They work in experimental laboratories and are usually supervised by chemists. Many research and development chemical technicians conduct a variety of routine to complex laboratory procedures. For example, they may collect and analyze samples of air and water to monitor pollutants in them. They may also produce compounds using complex chemical processes.

Salary Range: 
$29,097 - $61,107

Typical Education Needed: 

Associate Degree plus experience

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