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Chemists study the chemical and physical properties of substances, and develop and monitor chemical processes and production.


  • conducts experiments and tests to identify the chemical composition and reactive properties of natural substances and processed materials
  • analyses and conducts research to develop theories, techniques and processes, and tests the reliability of outcomes under different conditions
  • develops practical applications of experimental and research findings.

To become a Chemist

  • You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in chemistry to work as a Chemist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Chemistry

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Communication Skills

  • Research

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

  • Quality Assurance and Control

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