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19-4031 Chemical Technicians



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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Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota         


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing180$27.30/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities70$22.35/hr
Professional and Business Services730$26.55/hr
Education and Health Services40$24.60/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A9.4%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$24.36/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$25.09/hr9.9%
Southeast Minnesota 40$30.25/hr2.0%
Northeast Minnesota 60$37.55/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$37.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$19.01/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$22.52/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$19.01/hr8.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 810$28.54/hr9.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 820$28.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,080$27.35/hr9.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Chemical Plant and System Operators 70$32.27/hr3.7%
Chemists 2,030$39.93/hr6.6%
Biological Technicians 1,240$27.00/hr6.7%


  • Conduct chemical or physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses.
  • Provide technical support or assistance to chemists or engineers.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Write technical reports or prepare graphs or charts to document experimental results.
  • Direct or monitor other workers producing chemical products.
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses, using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.