Snapshot

Studies the chemical and physical properties of substances, and develops and monitors chemical processes and production.

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Chemist
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
29,100
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1334
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.
  • conducting experiments and tests to identify the chemical composition and reactive properties of natural substances and processed materials
  • analysing and conducting research to develop theories, techniques and processes, and testing the reliability of outcomes under different conditions
  • developing practical applications of experimental and research findings

Job Titles

  • Chemist

University

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

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