How to become a chemist

Analyse chemical compounds in a laboratory environment.

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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