“We've come a long way, “exclaimed John Engelman, the Chair of ACS' Committee on Technician Affairs (CTA) in C&EN1. He was proudly referring to the 40-year history of CTA as well as the 10th anniversary of the Division of Chemical Technicians. John recalled that in the 1960's there was little awareness that chem techs would develop their own rewarding, scientific careers. Furthermore nobody in those days had any thoughts of how ACS could help support these careers. Today's presentation will offer modern profiles of chem techs and their careers by answering these questions, 1. Who are they, 2. What kind of work do they do, 3. Where do they work, 4. How much are they paid, 5. What is the job outlook in the Middle Atlantic states, 6. What can ACS do to help them?
1. Chemical and Engineering News, July 26, 2004, page 47.
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