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.
Median Annual Wage: $44,180
Education: Associate's degree (50%); Bachelor's degree (26%); High school diploma or equivalent (22%)
Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)
Related Job Titles: Research Technician; Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech); Laboratory Analyst (Lab Analyst); Laboratory Tester (Lab Tester); Chemical Technician; Formulation Technician; Quality Control Technician (QC Technician); Chemical Analyst; Organic Preparation Analyst (Organic Prep Analyst); Water Quality Technician