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Toxicologist Presentation

Career Investigation Final Project

Jenny Li

on 26 February 2014

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Toxicologist Presentation
Introduction to Toxicology:
What it is it?
"Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical, or biological agents on people, animals, and the environment."
In short, toxicologist analyze and investigate chemicals to see their effects on the environment and people in general.
52% receive bonuses
30% of toxicologist have salaries that are in the $120,000-199,000
76.62% have a Doctorate degree
Job Description
There are many different sections of toxicology including: industrial, pharmaceutical, academic, clinical and forensic.

Some things you do include:

-collecting samples of chemical compounds
-analyzing them, isolating certain toxins in chemicals to analyze their toxicity
-carrying out risk analysis (of chemicals)
-writing reports on toxins, and working on research projects with different teams
Required Education
Why Pick Toxicology?
Job Satisfaction
Job Stress
Good job security and benefits
Get to work in a lab, office and in the field
Flexibility in career
Some overtime work
Required to follow strict safety procedures
Mistakes can be costly
Related Jobs
Some of the many jobs related to Toxicology are:
Environmental Tech
Future Trends
Employment rates are expected to increase 16%.
As humans continue to rely on chemically engineered goods, toxicologists will continue to be important to society.
Self-Employment Opportunities
-Not much training process required compared to other professions
-Good job security, not many people
leave heir jobs
-Lots of flexibility to choose what
projects you want to do and who
you want to work with
-Should take all the math and science courses available in high school and university
-Must go to university and get a degree to work in this field
-Most people get a Master’s degree in toxicology
-After getting an undergraduate degree, the types of toxicology courses also branches out into different specializations.
-People interested in being promoted into senior/head positions, should get a PhD as well.
-Other courses to take include literature courses, computer sciences and perhaps a foreign language

Depending on the employer, there are many possibilities to go up the employment ladder and seek better positions.
Personal Reflection
Specialized Skills
~good analytical and logical mind

~meticulous attention to detail

~good team-working skills


~good communication skills
H: I am still interested in this career choice; I like the sciences and it can branch off into medical, environmental, or forensic Toxicology.
J: I find that toxicology, while it seems to be an interesting career path, is not the kind of job I would choose. Although I like science, I would not like to work in a lab environment.
It is possible to work as a self-employed toxicologist and become a consultant for businesses, but this is very rare.
Community Involvement
H: So far, I have accumulated about 30h from Teen Advisory Group, and Buskerfest. I plan on continuing to help, as well as helping out at the CMHA.
Source: https://www.toxicology.org/AI/apt/fourthtrisurvey.asp
Earnings for these entry-level jobs are already 30,000-40,000. Some senior toxicologists can earn up to 100,000 a year. The range is usually 20,000 to ,000. Earnings also depend on which sector you’re in. 80
J: I'm planning to get a job perhaps at the library. I've also volunteered at the library and CMHA
[ http://www.uoguelph.ca/toxicology ]http://www.uoguelph.ca/toxicology/
Working Conditions
-Most toxicologist work in labs
-They wear masks and lab coats
-The safety procedures can be tedious.
-Average working hours are 9-5 on Mondays to Friday.
-May need to work overtime
-Mostly stay indoors

[ http://www.toxicology.org/ai/apt/seventhtrisurvey.as ]http://www.toxicology.org/ai/apt/seventhtrisurvey.asp
[ http://www.eco.ca/occupationalprofiles/profiles/ecotoxicologist/8 ]http://www.eco.ca/occupationalprofiles/profiles/ecotoxicologist/86
[ http://www.stcweb.ca/en/resources.shtm ]http://www.stcweb.ca/en/resources.shtml
[ http://www.sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxtutor.htm ]
[ http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Welcome+to+Toxipedi ]http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Welcome+to+Toxipedia

[ http://www.acmt.net/cgi/page.cgi/Student_Section.htm ]http://www.acmt.net/cgi/page.cgi/Student_Section.html
[ http://education-portal.com/articles/Toxicologist_Job_Outlook_Duties_and_Requirements.htm ]http://education-portal.com/articles/Toxicologist_Job_Outlook_Duties_and_Requirements.html
https://www.toxicology.org/AI/apt/careerguide.asp#How Much Do Toxicologists Earn?
[ http://www.eco.ca/occupationalprofiles/profiles/ecotoxicologist/8 ]http://www.eco.ca/occupationalprofiles/profiles/ecotoxicologist/86
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