Careers With Chemisty
Education / Training
There are no formal degree programs for the Pyrotechnic career. Instead, they learn through apprenticeships or; some states offer online training programs. Pyrotechnic apprentices are judged on safety practices, firework display performance, and a few other factors. The training required to become a pyrotechnic can take between 1 - 3 years. Pyrotechnicians need to be at least 18 years old to participate in fireworks and pyrotechnic crews; however, some states have a 21-year age minimum.
Hows does the Pyrotechnic career relate to what we are learning in Chemistry?
- They need to know the correct and the right amounts of the elements to pack into fireworks.
- They need to understand how to identify different materials so they don't accidentally put 2 materials that are super reactive to each other together.