Chemical Technicians :

Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $41,880.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,686
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.32 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Analyze biological material samples
Monitor chemical action of substances
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Examine biological material specimens
Analyze blood samples
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
Interpret research or operational data

Thinking Creatively

Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Develop complex computer databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop new or advanced products or production methods

Getting Information

Collect statistical data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Perform chemical or chemistry research
Collect scientific or technical data
Review information from formulas or processing charts
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers

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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
Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
Laboratory Testing
Software Development
Troubleshooting Technical Issues

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