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Many employers look for applicants who have computer experience. They prefer to hire chemists who can apply computer skills to research tasks and operation of lab equipment. Employers in research and development often look for applicants who can work well as part of a team. They look for applicants with leadership skills and good oral and written skills. Knowledge of other fields, such as business or marketing, can also be useful.
Many employers prefer applicants who have experience in the field of chemistry. Students can gain experience in college laboratories or through internships in industry. Many employers, especially in research, prefer to hire applicants with a Ph.D. or at least a master's degree. Universities choose candidates based on their area of research and the quality of their published articles.
In government or industry, beginning chemists with a bachelor's degree usually work in quality control or testing. In addition, they assist senior chemists in research labs. With additional education, chemists may advance to more demanding positions. Advancement is more likely for chemists who have advanced degrees. Chemists with a Ph.D. and experience can lead basic research. Also, a Ph.D. is often required for advancement to management positions.
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