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DearWelcome to CareerGuideWe are more than happy to help you choose the right career path.Great to see you here. Great! You do think differently and I like to talk to people who think different. Chemical field is really lucrative and offers handsome salary packages. But you should know yourself before going into such a conclusion. There are an array of psychometric assessment tools to know your personality, skill set, aptitude and attitude. You can take one of them and know yourself. Once you know yourself it is easy to polish your advantages to suit to the desired career path. In my opinion, career is life, lifestyle, self satisfaction and self actualization. Salary is secondary and passion comes primary. Give primary the passion.You can become a chemical technician just with a degree in science field especially Chemistry and Bio Chemistry. Also pharmacy courses like B Pharm gives you opportunity. In the initial stages, the job may not be that lucrative but when you start your research and prove yourself, you will see the difference. Hope this answers your query.Good luck.Dr. K V anand
Dear friend, thank you for your question. Here you have not mentioned your academic qualifications and what you are doing at present. These things help us to understand you better and we can answer you in best way. As you have mentioned that you wish to become chemical technician without doing any engineering.Let me first tell you something about chemical technician, the chemical technician job is to conduct chemical laboratory test, arrange chemicals in laboratory, looking after the instruments in order to assist scientists or research personals for research work involving experimental, analytical, theoretical or practical applications of chemistry such as product development, quality control and the development of environmental standards.Chemical technician job duties:Monitor the quality of products in order to ensure compliance with industry standards and specificationsPlan and execute chemical tests using microscopy, chromatography, spectroscopy, and other techniquesConduct chemical tests to assist scientists in performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of solid, liquid and gaseous materialsAnalyze and interpret results of testingProvide scientists and other chemical assistants with technical support and other required assistanceOrder materials and supplies as needed from time to timeDevelop and conduct products of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standard of raw materials chemical intermediates and their productsEducation needed to become a chemical technician.From 10 standard you should have science as one of the subject, in 12 standard chemistry is essential subject. In graduation your one subject should be chemistry or biochemistry or closely related field. You may also take a diploma certificate in chemistry. The additional subjects like physics or mathematics or computer will be very advantageous for you. As being chemical technician, you will be supposed to prepare different concentrations of chemicals, therefore math will help you in this regard. The knowledge of computer will help you to prepare technical reports.The organizations which hire the chemical technicianColleges, universities, research institutionsChemical, mining, metallurgic, and food production companiesEnvironment testing and management organizationsPrivate research organizationsGovernmental agencies such as health, pharmaceutical and environmental control aspectsQuality department in food, feed, dairy, beverage industriesAfter obtaining the degree or diploma in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical sciences, you may also try for jobs abroad also, specially in Middle East companies. Here the opportunities for a chemical technician is more in Petrochemical based industries. Your progress in career will depend upon your performance and hard work.With all my best wishesGood Luck...
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