Chemical Technician Careers
Technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical professionals are in high demand for bringing valuable skills to the development of new products, processing methods, and materials. As critical members of scientific teams, they are at the heart of operations in the chemical industry, helping to get products and services to customers.
Applied chemical professionals work in a variety of industries, ranging from industrial chemicals, paints, fuels, and metals to agricultural products, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. Their responsibilities go far beyond collecting data to troubleshooting equipment, analyzing data, presenting results, and working in cross-disciplinary teams.
Advance your career
- Chemical Technology Career Profile
An in-depth look at careers in chemical technology, including working conditions, salary ranges, and required training
Help advance the workforce
- Supporting the Backbone of the Chemical Enterprise
The report from the Applied Chemical Technology Professionals Summit; includes recommendations for engaging technicians and other members of the applied chemical technology community.
Network with other professionals
- ACS Network
ACS online networking and discussion forum
- ACS Division of Chemical Technicians
Technical division dedicated to all aspects of chemical technology careers
- ACS Committee on Technician Affairs
Governance committee dedicated to the advancement of applied chemical technology professionals in the workplace and ACS
Study to become a technician
- ACS Scholars
Scholarship program for underrepresented minority students studying chemistry or chemistry-related fields
- Internships, Summer Jobs, and Cooperative Education
Information on internships that can help you gain valuable work experience before you graduate
Download more information
- Download the firstname.lastname@example.org. . This brochure highlights the ACS resources available for chemical technicians. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting