Chemical Technician

Career Overview

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


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

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$27,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including chemistry and biology!
Work Environment

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

Future Outlook

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