Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Chemists conduct research and analysis in support of industrial operations, product and process development, quality control, environmental control, medical diagnosis and treatment, biotechnology and other applications. They also conduct theoretical, experimental and applied research into basic chemical and biochemical processes to create or synthesize new products and processes. Chemists are employed in research, development and quality control laboratories; chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries; mineral, metal and pulp and paper industries; and a wide variety of manufacturing, utility, health, educational and government establishments.
agricultural chemist, analytical chemist, bioanalytical chemist, biochemist, chemist, clinical chemist, coatings chemist, electrochemist, environmental chemist, food chemist, inorganic chemist, medical biochemist – medicine, medicinal chemist, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopist, oceanographic chemist, organic chemist, organic mass spectrometrist, organometallic chemist, pharmacological chemist, physical chemist, polymer chemist, quality control chemist, research chemist, soil chemist, textile chemist, theoretical chemist.
- Analyze, synthesize, purify, modify and characterize chemical or biochemical compounds
- Develop and conduct programs of analysis to ensure quality control of raw materials, chemical intermediates or final products
- Conduct programs of sample and data collection and analysis to identify and quantify environmental toxicants
- Conduct research to develop new chemical formulations and processes and devise new technical applications of industrial chemicals and compounds
- Conduct research to discover, develop and refine, and evaluate new products
- Conduct fundamental and applied research into the synthesis and properties of chemical compounds and the mechanisms of chemical reactions
- Investigate chemical aspects of the mechanisms of drug action, the diagnosis and treatment of disease, organ function and the assessment of health
- Participate in interdisciplinary research and development projects working with chemical engineers, biologists, microbiologists, agronomists, geologists or other professionals
- Act as technical consultant in a particular field of expertise
- May participate in the commercialization of new products
- May supervise other chemists and chemical technicians and technologists.
Outlook & Prospects for Chemists in South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||2012-02-15|
According to the 2006 Census, only a small number of people are employed in this occupation in the South Coast-Burin region. Therefore, it is likely that the chances of finding employment in this occupation are LIMITED. This means that there are relatively weak employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation. Although employment opportunities are limited in the South Coast-Burin region, opportunities may exist in other regions of the province. People who are interested in work elsewhere should research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets across the province.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Eastern Health has started renovations to the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre. Work to the central registration area is expected to be completed within two weeks.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Renovations estimated at $740,000 have been completed at the Health Care Centre in Conne River. All public health and community care programs are now offered through the Conne River Health Centre.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Lions Club Building in Garnish on the Burin Peninsula has been destroyed by fire
- A new water treatment plant is opening in Marystown
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
- As a result of a partnership between the provincial government, Burgeo Broadcasting Systems and Ramea Communications, telecommunications access has been upgraded in Ramea, Grey River and François. The total cost of the project was $230,000.
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