These are just a few of the qualities that are preferred in a new HazMat Technician. It doesn't take a chemical engineer, chemistry major or rocket scientist to be a HazMat Technician. What is does take is commitment, dedication and a willingness to learn. Don't let the lack of a chemical background or a failed attempt at Chemistry 101 in college stop you from joining a HazMat Team. Go ahead and give it a try. It just may turn out to be one of the best moves you'll ever make in your career.