Job prospects Chemist in Alberta
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "chemist" in Alberta or Canada.
Job opportunities in Alberta
Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.
Prospects over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Chemists (NOC 2112) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Chemists in Alberta:
- Approximately 1,300 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Chemists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 26%
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 17%
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 10%
- Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 7%
- Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
- 70% of chemists work all year, while 30% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 5% of chemists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 68% compared to 54% for all occupations
- Women: 32% compared to 46% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 28% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 9% compared to 24% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 30% compared to 18% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 57% compared to 8% for all occupations
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region|
|Red Deer Region|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region|
Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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