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Career information and college search tools for chemical technicians and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Chemical Technicians Skills

Below are the skills needed to be chemical technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Science43.88
Critical Thinking3.884
Reading Comprehension3.884
Monitoring3.753.75
Active Listening3.623.88

Chemical Technicians Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be chemical technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Information Ordering3.883.88
Oral Comprehension3.884
Written Comprehension3.884
Deductive Reasoning3.753.75
Inductive Reasoning3.753.75

Chemical Technicians Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be chemical technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Chemistry3.984.61
Mathematics3.423.45
English Language3.293.01
Computers and Electronics2.872.78
Production and Processing2.572.26

Chemical Technicians Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being chemical technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards4.665.2
Getting Information4.563.75
Interacting With Computers4.543.46
Documenting/Recording Information4.444.39
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.384.44

Chemical Technicians Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being chemical technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.43
Integrity4.33
Dependability3.9
Concern for Others3.82
Cooperation3.81

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Chemical Technicians

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Chemical Technicians jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land2,990 $63,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim2,450 $45,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1,130 $54,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington1,070 $47,300
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn930 $51,090
Pittsburgh890 $44,850
Baton Rouge840 $69,620
San Diego-Carlsbad780 $51,360
Cleveland-Elyria770 $47,080
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas750 $42,370

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to chemical technicians

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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