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Simran Seedhar

on 19 January 2016

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An undergraduate degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
Personally, I would not pursure this job...
Employment, Salary, and Work
Degree of Happiness
Starting Salary
The employers of textile chemists include:
• Textile manufacturers
• Chemical manufacturers
• Scientific research centers
• Chemistry laboratories
• Dyeing houses

Textile chemists work 40 hours a week.
Upset and dissatisfied with their working environment, salary, and benefits
Get paid about $20 an hour with little to no benefits, and do not enjoy working in a laboratory
Taking post-secondary was a waste for the job as a chemist
Regret choosing this career path and are considering leaving it
Monday, January 18, 2016
Vol XCIII, No. 311
What do Textile Chemists do?
High School Requirements
Conduct research to understand the properties of various fabrics
Collaborate with material scientists to select the materials for making textile products
Work with textile designers to develop new textile products or redesign the existing ones
Ontario Secondary School Diploma:
Grade 12 English
Grade 12 Advanced Functions
Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors
2 of the following Grade 12 courses: Biology , Chemistry , Physics -or- Earth and Space Science
1 additional Grade 12 university-level or university/college-level courses
$50, 000
Annual Salary
$60, 000
Senior Salary
$74, 000
. http://sciencenotes.org/working-as-a-chemist-what-real-chemists-have-to-say/
Chances of getting into this field
The chances of getting into textile chemistry are not big, but are also not small
More in demand in larger cities like Montreal, but many of the jobs available have moved overseas
Many of the higher paying jobs in this industry can be found in countries like India, Pakistan, and Turkey
Textile Society of America
International Textile and Apparel Association
The National Textile Center
Canadian Textile Industry Association
Federation of Danish Textile & Clothing
Northern India Textile Research Association
Swiss Textiles Federation
Textile Council of Hong Kong, Ltd.
Textile Federation (South Africa)
Turkish Textile Employers Association
Important Skills
Outstanding research skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Computer proficiency
The ability to pay close attention to details
A good level of creativity to come up with unique product development ideas
A knowledge of workplace health and safety precautions
Waterloo Example
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