Do you want to learn something new every day? Chemists search for innovative ways to improve the way we live. Using specialized lab equipment to handle materials, some hazardous, chemists develop products and create efficient processes for fuel and petrochemical manufacturing. Chemists also partner with engineers, production specialists and lab technicians to ensure materials are safely and efficiently produced.

Qualifications:  Chemists are scientists with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Chemists have sound analytical skills and are comfortable with new technology.  They are constantly learning and finding innovative new solutions.

Education:  Employers require a 4-year degree in chemistry or extensive (5+ years) of lab experience. Many positions require a Ph.D. or similar advanced degree in the field.

Average Salary:  $79,140 - $87,560 annually, varies by industry and expertise (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)