Chemistry plays a role in almost everything we do. As a central science, it is closely connected with biology, math and physics.
Interpersonal - Collaborate and work in a team environment; Sensitivity to the health and safety of others and understanding of safe scientific and lab procedures
Organizational skills - Compile, organize and maintain accurate records; Resource and time management; Work independently and meet deadlines
Analytical skills - Independent and creative thinking; Analyze and interpret data; Synthesize information; Logical reasoning; Critical thinking
Research skills - Hypothesize, design and administer experiments; Conduct research; Understand scientific journals; Clearly explain and interpret research data
Written and oral communication skills - Prepare and present reports from research ideas and information using current technology
Scientific method - Operate laboratory equipment and instruments; Employ appropriate scientific lab techniques; Proficiency in mathematics, taking established knowledge, making connections and projecting it forward
Creative and innovate – Look for different solutions, for improvement of or development of existing material (e.g. Drug development)
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.