|Quick Facts: Biological Technicians|
|2010 Median Pay||
$39,020 per year
$18.76 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||80,200|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||14% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||10,900|
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
Biological technicians typically work in laboratories. Most biological technicians work full time.
Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. It is important for prospective biological technicians to gain laboratory experience while in school.
The median annual wage of biological technicians was $39,020 in May 2010.
Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. Continued growth in biotechnology and medical research is expected to increase demand for these workers.
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