Chemical Technician

What Does A Chemical Technician Do?

Chemical technicians research, develop, and/or produce chemical products or processes under the supervision of a chemist or chemical engineer.

How Do I Become A Chemical Technician?

Completing a two-year college program in chemical technology or a related field is necessary to obtain one of these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Chemical Technician?

High – 76,000
Median – 45,000
Low – 27,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Chemical Technician?

  • Science – As much as possible, including chemistry and biology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Chemical Technician?

Technicians typically work in laboratories, where they conduct experiments, or in chemical or drug manufacturing facilities, where they monitor production processes.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Chemical Technician?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Chemical Technician?