Chemists :

Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $65,450.00
Average Time to Fill 51 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,445
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.68 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Monitor chemical action of substances
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze organic compounds
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze scientific or investigative findings

Thinking Creatively

Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop new products based on scientific research
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Develop new or advanced products or production methods
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Getting Information

Conduct nuclear research
Collect scientific or technical data
Perform chemical or chemistry research
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect statistical data
Research methods to improve food products
Conduct medical laboratory tests

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct scientific research or investigative studies
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Manage scientific or technical project resources
Supervise scientific or technical personnel
Supervise scientific or research based personnel

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Present research results to others
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Maintain knowledge of new and existing drug products

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Product Development
Wet Chemistry
Project Management
Organic Chemistry
Data Analysis
Mass Spectrometry

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