A research technician typically works in a laboratory assisting scientist conduct their research. In agriculture this could especially require work outside the lab potentially traveling to fields or farms.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in laboratory technology or degrees that are in the focus area of research like agronomy, horticulture, animal science, poultry science, or aquaculture.
To pursue a career as a research technician:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as animal science, chemistry and biology, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
As a research technician you would work at a university, general research, seed, animal health or pharmaceutical companies.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for laboratory technician will be good over the next five years.
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