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11/29/07
Chemical Technicians. 1
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 8:12 pm

If one visits nearly any lab, chemical
process area, equipment lab, research
and development company now,
chemical
technicians of many skills and
proficiencies (chemical technologists)
will be active and involved in attaining
goals.

Interestingly, the skills and activities of
many of today’s technicians are what
specialists of an earlier generation would
do.  Just look at the incredible list of job
titles
of today’s chemical technicians.

Click on a job title and it opens up into
a encyclopedic listing of everything
imaginable.  
For a chemical technician
“conducts chemical and physical laboratory

tests
…in
making qualitative
and
quantitative analyses of solids, liquids,
and
gaseous
materials for purposes, such
as 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.”

Sections of the O-NET report also include:
Tools
Technology
Knowledge
Skills
Abilities
Work Activities
Work Significance

This background information helps organize
competencies and accomplishments
to prepare one’s resume and responses
to interview questions.  Chemical technicians,
despite their formal education, are accomplished
professionals playing essentials roles in many
industries.

One Response to “Chemical Technicians. 1”

  1. site admin Says:


    Chemists work in the following high growth
    industries:

    * Advanced Manufacturing
    * Biotechnology
    * Homeland Security
    * Nanotechnology

    from the BLS report.

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