Biological Technician

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Biological technicians are the glue that holds the lab together. Acting as assistants to scientists and biologists, they carry out a variety of tasks – preparing specimens, assisting with experiments and compiling data.

Also known as: Biological Science Laboratory Technician, Biological Science Technician, Laboratory Technician, Marine Fisheries Technician, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Research Technician, Wildlife Biology Technician
Operation Monitoring
Systems Analysis
Set up, maintain and clean lab equipment, such as test tubes and microscopes
Handle and prepare biological samples or analysis, such as blood, soil and bacteria cultures
Follow and enforce strict procedures to avoid contamination
Set-up and conduct biological experiments
Compile experimental data, analyze results and report findings
Meet Jennifer
Herbicide Biology Technician
Corteva Agriscience
"If you are considering this field, you're at the forefront of agriculture, we're in discovery and research and we're making big decisions that will affect generations for years to come. It makes a huge difference and it's fun!"
B.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with concentration in Horticulture, B.S. Social Science

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