Chemists


Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or chemical experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge. Exclude 'Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers' (19-2042) and 'Biochemists and Biophysicists' (19-1021).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Drugs
  2. Research And Testing Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,220 24.85 15.42 29.56 51,680 32,070 61,490
St Joseph MSA 60 16.42 11.04 19.12 34,160 22,960 39,760
Springfield MSA 10 25.29 16.46 29.70 52,600 34,240 61,780
St Louis MSA 730 26.53 16.64 31.48 55,190 34,600 65,480
Kansas City* 280 26.28 17.98 30.42 54,654 37,401 63,280
Central Region* 90 21.71 11.19 26.96 45,147 23,283 56,080
Northwest Region* 60 16.35 11.05 19.00 34,010 22,975 39,527
Ozark Region* 20 20.60 11.30 25.25 42,847 23,494 52,524
Southeast Region* 10 25.14 16.51 29.46 52,294 34,348 61,267
Southwest Region* 20 17.46 12.31 20.03 36,317 25,611 41,670
St. Louis City* 280 28.62 19.43 33.22 59,538 40,416 69,098
St. Louis County* 370 24.61 14.81 29.52 51,198 30,796 61,399
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 20 24.01 15.71 28.16 49,933 32,669 58,564

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,370 1,500 130 9.49 55 Great
Kansas City MSA 530 600 70 13.21 23 Good
St Louis MSA 840 890 50 5.95 31 Good
Central Region* 100 110 10 10.00 4 Good
Northeast Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 60 80 20 33.33 2 Good
Ozark Region* 50 50 .00 2 Caution
Southeast Region* 50 40 -10 -20.00 2 Caution
Southwest Region* 20 20 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Chemistry, General
Analytical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Chemical Physics (NEW)
Chemistry, Other