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Working As a Chemical Dependency Technician

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $26,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Chemical Dependency Technician Do

Chemical technicians use laboratory instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, produce, and test chemical products and processes.

Duties

Chemical technicians typically do the following:

  • Monitor chemical processes and test the quality of products to make sure that they meet standards and specifications
  • Set up and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Troubleshoot production problems or malfunctioning instruments
  • Prepare chemical solutions
  • Conduct chemical and physical experiments, tests, and analyses for a variety of purposes, including research and development
  • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses
  • Prepare technical reports, graphs, and charts, and give presentations that summarize their results

Most chemical technicians work on teams. Typically, they are led by chemists or chemical engineers who direct their work and evaluate their results. For example, some chemical technicians help chemists and other scientists develop new medicines. Others help chemical engineers develop more efficient production processes.

Chemical technicians’ duties and titles often depend on where they work. The following are the two main types of chemical technicians:

Laboratory technicians typically help scientists conduct experiments and analyses. Often, they prepare chemical solutions, test products for quality and performance, and analyze compounds produced through complex chemical processes. Chemical laboratory technicians may analyze samples of air and water to monitor pollution levels. Laboratory technicians usually set up and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments.

Processing technicians monitor the quality of products and processes at chemical manufacturing facilities. For example, they adjust processing equipment to improve production efficiency and output. They also collect samples from production batches, which then are tested for impurities and other defects. In addition, processing technicians test product packaging to make sure that it is well designed, will hold up well, and will have a limited impact on the environment.

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How To Become A Chemical Dependency Technician

Chemical technicians need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary education for most jobs. Most chemical technicians also receive on-the-job training.

Education

For most jobs, chemical technicians need an associate’s degree in applied science or chemical technology or 2 years of postsecondary education.

Many technical and community colleges offer programs in applied sciences or chemical technology. Students typically take classes in mathematics, physics, and biology, in addition to chemistry courses. Coursework in statistics and computer science is also useful, because technicians routinely do data analysis and modeling.

One of the most important aspects of any degree program is laboratory time. Laboratory coursework provides students with hands-on experience in conducting experiments and using various instruments and techniques properly. Many schools also offer internships and cooperative-education programs that help students gain employment experience while attending school.

Important Qualities

Ability to use technology. Chemical technicians must be able to set up and operate sophisticated equipment and instruments. They also may need to adjust the equipment to ensure that experiments and processes are running properly and safely.

Analytical skills. Chemical technicians must be able to conduct scientific experiments with accuracy and precision.

Communication skills. Chemical technicians must explain their work to scientists and engineers, and to workers who may not have a technical background. They often write reports to communicate their results.

Critical-thinking skills. Chemical technicians reach their conclusions through sound reasoning and judgment.

Interpersonal skills. Chemical technicians must be able to work well with others as part of a team because they often work with scientists, engineers, and other technicians.

Observation skills. Chemical technicians must carefully monitor chemical experiments and processes. They must keep complete records of their work, including conditions, procedures, and results.

Time-management skills. Chemical technicians often work on multiple tasks and projects at the same time and must be able to prioritize their assignments.

Training

Most chemical technicians receive on-the-job training. Typically, experienced technicians teach new employees proper methods and procedures for conducting experiments and operating equipment. The length of training varies with the new employee’s level of experience and education and the industry the worker is employed in.

Advancement

Technicians who have a bachelor’s degree may advance to positions as chemical engineers or chemists. For more information, see the profiles on chemical engineers and chemists and materials scientists.

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Top Skills for A Chemical Dependency Technician

  1. Substance Abuse
  2. Chemical Dependency
  3. Treatment Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Facilitated substance abuse and dependency groups for adults and performed individual counseling.
  • Worked with a team to provide education, therapeutic recreation, and supervision in a chemical dependency residential treatment facility.
  • Assumed responsibility for constant supervision of residents in accordance with individual treatment plans.
  • Provided crisis intervention for at-risk youths in residential treatment program working toward re integration into the community.
  • Take vital signs every 4 hours for the first 24 hours they are admitted.

Chemical Dependency Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

60.3%

Male

31.6%

Unknown

8.0%
Ethnicity

White

70.4%

Hispanic or Latino

11.0%

Black or African American

9.6%

Asian

5.5%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.0%

French

13.3%

Sami

6.7%

German

6.7%

Carrier

6.7%

Hmong

6.7%
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Chemical Dependency Technician Education

Schools

Metropolitan State University

11.3%

Minnesota State University - Mankato

9.8%

Saint Cloud State University

8.2%

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

7.7%

Rasmussen College

7.2%

University of Phoenix

7.2%

Northeastern State University

4.6%

University of Louisville

4.6%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4.1%

University of South Dakota

3.6%

Augsburg College

3.6%

Rochester Community and Technical College

3.6%

Capella University

3.6%

Walden University

3.1%

Florida Atlantic University

3.1%

Liberty University

3.1%

Century College

3.1%

Winona State University

3.1%

University of North Dakota

2.6%

Eastfield College

2.6%
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Majors

Psychology

14.9%

Social Work

13.4%

Criminal Justice

9.0%

Mental Health Counseling

7.5%

Human Services

7.1%

Nursing

5.8%

Business

5.4%

Chemical Engineering

5.1%

School Counseling

4.2%

Medical Assisting Services

3.7%

Counseling Psychology

3.6%

Health Care Administration

3.2%

Pharmacy

3.1%

Sociology

2.7%

Education

2.4%

Management

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Nursing Assistants

1.9%

Rehabilitation Science

1.5%

Communication

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

33.9%

Other

23.9%

Masters

19.6%

Associate

13.8%

Certificate

5.6%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.8%
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