Chemical scientist

Chemical scientists analyse and research physical aspects of chemical structure and change within substances and develop chemical techniques used in the manufacture or modification of natural substances and processed products.

Tasks

  • Develops procedures for quality control of manufactured products.
  • Tests techniques and processes for reliability under a variety of conditions.
  • Analyses results and experimental data.
  • Conducts experiments to identify chemical composition, energy and chemical changes in natural substances and processed materials.
  • Develops experimental procedures, instruments and recording and testing systems.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 10% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£32,386

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for chemical scientist is £32,386

361 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 361. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for chemical scientist roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £32,386 per year. That is about £2,699 per month or £16.61 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,550, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,461

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 361 people are employed in the region.

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