Laboratory Technician

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Associate's Degree

Laboratory technicians are the driving force behind cohesive lab operations—ensuring every aspect of a project is carried through with consistency, safety and accuracy. These professionals serve as the right-hand person to their scientific colleagues—assisting them with a variety of tasks within collection, sampling and experimentation.

Also known as: Lab Sampling Technician, Research Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Care Technician, Research Technician
Operation Monitoring
Systems Analysis
Set up, maintain and clean lab equipment
Handle and prepare biological samples for 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
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Senior Laboratory Technician
Corteva Agriscience
"Generally, the lab technicians, are the ones actually carry out the day to day work in the lab."
B.S. Biotechnology

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