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

Chemists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be chemists 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
Science4.255.12
Critical Thinking44.12
Reading Comprehension45
Active Listening3.883.75
Mathematics3.884.38

Chemists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be chemists 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
Deductive Reasoning44.5
Inductive Reasoning44.5
Oral Comprehension45.12
Written Comprehension44.88
Mathematical Reasoning3.884.12

Chemists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be chemists 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
Chemistry4.766.1
Mathematics4.024.77
Production and Processing3.593.85
Computers and Electronics3.433.72
English Language3.363.29

Chemists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being chemists 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
Documenting/Recording Information4.614.82
Interacting With Computers4.544.45
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.434.86
Analyzing Data or Information4.394.69
Processing Information4.35.4

Chemists Work styles

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

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.44
Analytical Thinking4.4
Integrity4.39
Dependability4.36
Adaptability/Flexibility3.98

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Chemists

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

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward3,190 $107,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim2,860 $75,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land2,450 $83,920
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn1,340 $83,410
San Diego-Carlsbad1,220 $87,280
Durham-Chapel Hill1,160 $85,120
Trenton1,140 $95,060
Pittsburgh1,080 $73,320
Cleveland-Elyria1,060 $73,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington1,010 $79,160

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to chemists

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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