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Chemist

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • 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.

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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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