Chemistry Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Chemistry majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Chemistry Major Skills List

A - C

  • Accepting Constructive Criticism
  • Accuracy 
  • Adhering to Deadlines
  • Adhering to Safety Protocols
  • Analytical
  • Applying Principles of Extrapolation
  • Applying Principles of Physics
  • Assembling Laboratory Equipment and Glassware
  • Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Research Models
  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculus 
  • Collaborating with Laboratory and Research Groups
  • Creating Bar Graphs
  • Creating Molecular Graphs
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critiquing Scientific Presentations

D - N

  • Designing Methodology to Test Hypotheses 
  • Discovering Patterns
  • Disposing of Chemical Waste
  • Distillation of Liquids for Purification 
  • Electrochemical Analysis
  • Formulating Hypotheses for Scientific Research
  • Gravimetric Analysis 
  • Investigative
  • JMP
  • Making Approximations
  • Managing Stress
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Multitasking

O - R

  • Observational
  • Organizational
  • Performing Quantitative Measurements
  • PowerPoint
  • Precision
  • Preparing Presentation Slides
  • Presenting Scientific Research Findings to Groups 
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Producing Line Graphs
  • Producing Rational Estimates
  • Protein Assays
  • Purification of Solids by Recrystallization

S - Z

  • Spectroscopic Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis of Research Data
  • Synthesizing Compounds
  • Teamwork
  • Transfer and Extraction Techniques
  • Utilizing Chromatography Equipment
  • Utilizing Electron Microscopes
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Working Independently
  • Writing Lab Reports

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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