Chemical Technicians (19-4031)

Occupation description:  Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 115122 6.11 44
United States 66,50067,700 1.9120 1,9802,110

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 24.5213.9217.35 22.7329.9037.67
Alaska 26.9117.0021.46 27.4731.5136.75
Balance of State 29.4121.4524.77 29.1234.2337.97

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
17743 24.327.4 19.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation39
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation15
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 87
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 21.8

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

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Hazard Communication