Summary Chemist near Kitchener (ON)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "chemist" was moved from the group Chemists (NOC 2112) to the group Chemists (NOC 21101).
Find key facts and figures about working as a chemist. The following information is applicable to all Chemists (NOC 21101).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Chemists conduct research and analysis in support of industrial operations, product and process development, quality control, environmental control, medical diagnosis and treatment, biotechnology, nanotechnology and other applications. They also conduct theoretical, experimental and applied research into basic chemical and biochemical processes to create or synthesize new products and processes. They are employed in research, development and quality control laboratories; chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries; mineral, metal and pulp and paper industries; and a wide variety of manufacturing, utility, health, educational and government establishments.
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region
The job prospects are fair in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region
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- Act as technical consultant in a particular field of expertise
- Participate in the commercialization of new products
- Supervise other chemists
- Analyze, synthesize, purify, modify and characterize chemical or biochemical compounds
- Conduct programs to identify and quantify environmental toxicants
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