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What’s it like to be a Chemist?
Chemists study the physical and chemical properties of materials to determine
their composition. They use this information to develop new materials and
products, to devise more efficient processes for making materials and to
increase scientific knowledge. Chemists should not be confused with
pharmacists (see separate entry for Pharmacist).
Chemists may work alone or as part of a team of professionals and technicians.
They work in laboratories, in the field or in chemical processing plants,
offices and educational institutions.
Depending on the type of laboratory, chemists may have to handle dangerous or
hazardous materials. Protective clothing and equipment are usually provided.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Chemist earn an average of $1517 per week. The [average
annual salary for this job is $78884 excluding super.]
- enjoy scientific activities, including laboratory work, fieldwork and research
- able to think logically and creatively
- aptitude for accurate work
- patient and able to persevere
- an enquiring mind
- able to work independently or as part of a team.
This job also involves:
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspects of CHEMISTRY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a chemistry-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of COMPUTING STUDIES provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a computer studies-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of MATHEMATICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a mathematics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Chemist
Chemists may perform the following tasks:
- conduct experiments to identify chemical composition and study chemical changes that occur in natural substances and processed materials
- undertake research and analysis to develop and test theories, techniques and processes
- develop practical applications of experiments and research findings, including those combining new compounds for industrial, agricultural, veterinary and medical use
- test products and materials and prepare specifications and standards to ensure compliance with government health laws and quality standards
- undertake cost analysis, pricing and quality assurance exercises when developing new substances, processes and products
- take part in the marketing and financial management of substances, processes or products developed
- supervise and coordinate the work of technical support staff
- conduct routine analyses in a process environment.
An environmental chemist monitors waste products from all sources, determines
ways to neutralise any negative effects pollutants might have on the
environment and devises industrial processes that are environmentally
An analytical chemist carries out tests and analyses to determine the
compositions of substances and to detect the presence of impurities, residues
and trace elements.
A physical chemist studies macroscopic, atomic, subatomic and particulate
phenomena in chemical systems in terms of physical laws and concepts.
An industrial/production chemist designs, runs, troubleshoots and improves the
processes of chemical and material production on an industrial scale.
An organic chemist studies the nature of organic compounds to develop new
substances for use in the industrial, agricultural, veterinary and medical
A research chemist provides innovative solutions to chemical problems and may
be involved in pure or applied research.
A geochemist studies the chemistry of earth materials.