• Chemical Technicians
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 47,240
    $32,460 range bar $77,030
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Chemical technicians conduct laboratory tests to assist scientists who analyze solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, and maintenance of environmental standards.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas or creating experimental formulas
  • Conduct chemical or physical laboratory tests to help scientists make qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials
  • Train new employees on topics such as the proper operation of laboratory equipment
  • Monitor product quality to make sure it meets standards and specifications
  • Provide technical support or assistance to chemists or engineers
  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses, using techniques like chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy
  • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, committees, or teams and by conducting laboratory or plant safety audits
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.2%
Job Opening 190

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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