Chemists (19-2031)

Occupation description:  Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge. Excludes Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042) and Biochemists and Biophysicists (19-1021).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 7781 5.22 57
United States 88,30094,000 6.52,300 5,7008,570

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 39.3620.6626.42 35.9448.7862.77
Alaska 38.8625.7431.30 37.4846.3155.50
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.3429.1334.57 40.7548.4656.46

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7411 14.946.3 29.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation18
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 49
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Chemistry BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Chemistry BA
Chemistry BS
Chemistry MA
Chemistry MS
Environmental Chemistry PHD