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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7381 11.01 23
United States 91,10093,500 2.6240 2,0002,240

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.4319.7725.18 34.2646.8860.31
Alaska 41.3328.8133.52 39.2549.6857.72
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.3132.6635.37 40.2649.1256.58
Fairbanks North Star Borough 39.3225.5229.59 38.4949.4856.12
Balance of State 39.4925.9028.76 35.0650.6660.53

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
759 12.041.2 26.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation16
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 42
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.4

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 Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Bac
Chemistry Mas
Environmental Chemistry PhD