Chemical Analysts


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Chemical Analysts

Chemical Analysts - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Research and testing companies
  • Drug manufacturing companies
  • Testing laboratories

Outlook

Demand for chemists is expected to grow faster than average. Job opportunities are expected to be best in drug and biotechnology firms. Many companies are partnering with small research and testing companies to help cut costs. Demand should be strong in small research and development companies. Chemists will be needed to find ways to reduce pollution and clean up existing waste sites. Research into alternative energy sources should also increase demand.

Job prospects are best for chemists with advanced degrees or previous research experience.

Chemists (CIS 100036)

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Illinois
2,965
Medium
&
0.6%
2.4%
>>>>
269
Moderate
  Champaign Area
126
Medium
&
-7.9%
-0.9%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
41
Small
&
7.3%
1.2%
>>>>
4
Few
  Cook County
1,127
Medium
&
-3.2%
0.6%
>>>>
96
Moderate
  Decatur Area
42
Medium
&
9.5%
5.5%
>>>>
4
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
151
Medium
&
7.9%
2.5%
>>>>
16
Moderate
  Du Page County
306
Medium
&
4.6%
3.3%
>>>>
29
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
46
Small
&
13.0%
5.5%
>>>>
6
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
12
Very small
&
-8.3%
-2.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
63
Medium
&
9.5%
5.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Lake County
361
Large
&
7.8%
1.9%
>>>>
37
High
  McHenry County
36
Small
&
8.3%
2.9%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
48
Medium
&
-4.2%
1.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
52
Medium
&
9.6%
2.6%
>>>>
5
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
118
Medium
&
0.0%
-1.9%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
29
Small
&
0.0%
-1.1%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
64
Medium
&
6.2%
-1.8%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Rockford Area
53
Small
&
3.8%
0.9%
>>>>
5
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
7
Very small
&
28.6%
-2.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
44
Small
&
4.5%
0.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
68
Medium
&
1.5%
-1.7%
>>>>
6
Few
  Vermilion County
19
Small
&
5.3%
-3.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
107
Medium
&
4.7%
4.1%
>>>>
10
Few
United States
86,700
Medium
&
4.7%
3.7%
>>>>
7,300
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.