SOC: 19-2031

Chemists participate in research and development for alternative fuel vehicles and other clean technologies. For example, electric vehicle batteries use chemical processes to store of power; therefore, chemists apply their knowledge of the chemical makeup, properties and reactions of substances to improve EV battery technology. They discover new chemicals to use in EV batteries or new ways to improve current battery technology.

Los Angeles County Chemists:

Annual Average Employment 2010

Projected Employment 2020

Average Hourly Wage, 1q12

Average Annual Wage, 1q12

Entry Level Education

Work Experience

On the Job Training

1,820

1,990

$33.52

$69,724

Bachelor’s

None

None

To more fully explore the green occupation listed above, see the Employment Development’s California’s Occupational Guide or Understanding the Green Economy.

Please note that this is occupational data across all industries and not necessarily specific to any one area of clean technology.