Chemical Technician Careers
Technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical professionals are in high demand for bringing valuable skills to the development of new products, processing methods, and materials. As critical members of scientific teams, they are at the heart of operations in the chemical industry, helping to get products and services to customers.
Applied chemical professionals work in a variety of industries, ranging from industrial chemicals, paints, fuels, and metals to agricultural products, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. Their responsibilities go far beyond collecting data to troubleshooting equipment, analyzing data, presenting results, and working in cross-disciplinary teams.
Advance your career
- Chemical Technology Career Profile
An in-depth look at careers in chemical technology, including working conditions, salary ranges, and required training
- Skill Standards
Information on and links to ChemTechStandards, the ACS listing of skill standards for laboratory technicians, process technicians, and laboratory analysts
- National Chemical Technician Award
Presented annually to a chemical technician with outstanding technical skills, leadership and business acumen, and community involvement
Help advance the workforce
Network with other professionals
Study to become a technician
Download more information
- Download the firstname.lastname@example.org. . This brochure highlights the ACS resources available for chemical technicians. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting