|Quick Facts: Biological Technicians|
|2014 Median Pay||
$41,290 per year
$19.85 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor's degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||79,300|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||5% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||4,100|
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 for biological technicians was $41,290 in May 2014.
Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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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