A chemist/laboratory technician deals with the research with different elements to create viable products. They examine substances down at the molecular level to look at the composition and concentration of features that make up a compound. They collect samples and study and perform tests to develop synthetic fibers, drugs, and cosmetics and create processes, including oil refining and petrochemical processing, which reduce energy use and pollution.
To become a chemist/laboratory technician, you must possess a bachelor's degree or four-year college degree in chemistry. However, you will be benefiting from pursuing higher levels of education as it is preferred.
The graduates who gravitate toward this field end up laying claim to annual earnings that top out at $60,217. For the chemist/laboratory technician, the current median pay ranges from $54,373 to $83,850 in the U.S. However, this figure can vary significantly depending upon your experience, skills, or organization.