Chemist

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Chemists study the make-up and behaviour of chemicals, and may use their findings to develop new products and processes.

Pay

Chemists with a Bachelor's or Master's degree usually earn

$40K-$75K per year

Chemists with PhDs usually earn

$70K-$140K per year

Source: Callaghan Innovation, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job are good for analytical chemists working in industry, but average for research chemists.
Chemist John Watt standing in front of equipment in a lab

Chemists study the make-up and behaviour of chemicals

Last updated 10 August 2017