How to become a chemist
Pathways to this career
- Complete an undergraduate science degree and major in Chemistry.
- Develop your practical experience by securing an internship while studying. Professional guidance and mentorship from accomplished chemists will help set you apart from other graduates.
- Qualified already? Build on your knowledge with postgraduate degree in chemistry or specialised industry experience.
- Research and join recognised institutions. You may benefit from networking with like-minded individuals and staying up to date with industry breakthroughs.
What does a chemist do?
Duties and tasks
- Perform experiments to understand the properties of chemical substances and the effects of chemical compounds under different testing conditions
- Research and develop theories, techniques and tests to measure the reliability of outcomes
- Develop practical applications based on experiment and research findings, and present to broader science community
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