Biological Technicians are responsible for helping and supporting conservationist and environmental scientists in laboratory research on the life cycles of living organisms.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
An associate’s degree in natural resources, soil science, biology or a related field, such as horticulture, plant physiology or environmental science is required. Those with a bachelors degree in similar fields would increase their chances for employment and advancement once on the job.
To pursue a career as a Biological Technician:
The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, earth science, chemistry, physics, biology, botany, and mathematics.
Where can I work?Typical Employers:
Employed by agricultural research firms, governmental organizations, environmental organizations and conservation organizations, food processing organizations, college and universities.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for biological technicians can be considered good to excellent. Those with specific training with certain laboratory equipment will be in a much higher demand.
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