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Technician, Biological
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesAssist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income80,200 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsScience technicians work under a wide variety of conditions. Most work indoors, usually in laboratories, and have regular hours. Some occasionally work irregular hours to monitor experiments that can't be completed during regular working hours.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree

SkillsLearning Strategies, Instructing, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Science

AbilitiesDeductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Information Ordering

InterviewsPeggy Hall
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