Segments in this Video

Chemists: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:21)


Bill Tuszynski is a sales rep for four different companies. He works with technicians to identify customer issues.

Chemists: Career Beginnings (02:33)

Tuszynski's interest in science began in childhood. He majored in biochemistry and pursued a PhD because it was easier than getting a job.

Chemists: Keys for Success (02:20)

Tuszynski explains the importance of being able to admit when you are wrong or don't know something and how having people skills increases your chances of success.

Chemists: Education and Certification Requirements (02:25)

Tuszynski talks about professional certifications for the lubrication industry. He recommends a bachelor's degree as a minimum.

Chemists: Workplace Atmosphere (03:51)

Tuszynski works from home and travels about 25% of the year to out-of-town clients and trade shows. He describes his atypical workday.

Chemists: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:58)

Tuszynski recommends finding something you like and cultivating people skills.

Chemists: A Day on the Job (02:39)

Tuszynski outlines a laboratory chemist's typical planned workday. Being in the commercial area of the chemical industry, his workday is more flexible.

Chemists: Industry Goals and Services (05:03)

"Basic science is no longer the main objective of big companies." Tuszynski explains how industry goals have changed over the last 40 years.

Chemists: Industry Challenges (01:31)

The chemical industry, largely due to societal pressure, is more cognizant of how its products affect the environment. Tuszynski says plastic bags are more carbon efficient than paper bags.

Chemists: Looking at the Future (01:04)

Tuszynski sees a future with more bio-derived products as companies are making chemicals via biological pathways. He discusses 3D printing and the timelag between invention and commercial success.

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Chemists—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a chemist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Bill Tuszynski talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in chemistry. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL139609

ISBN: 978-1-64023-694-3

Copyright date: ©2017

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