OFO No: 311101
Other names for Chemical Technologist:
What is a Chemical Technologist?
A Chemical Technologist usually works in a laboratory. They support chemists and chemical engineers.
Areas that Chemical Technologists can work:
- cosmetics & perfumes
- pharmaceuticals (medicines)
- fertilisers etc
What does a Chemical Technologist do?
- collects samples
- performs tests in a laboratory
- assists with chemical research
- controls laboratory supplies and quantities
- maintains instruments and equipment
- prepares materials for experiments
- keeps laboratory neat and tidy
- follows strict safety regulations
Are you . . . ?
- interested in chemistry?
- safety conscious?
- detail orientated?
- a team player?
- a perfectionist?
How do I become a Chemical Technologist?
The best way to become a Chemical Technologist is to do a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry.
This can be done at most universities of technology, for instance:
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- University of Johannesburg
Check with you local institution to see what they offer.
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Chemical Technologist the right choice for me?