|Quick Facts: Biological Technicians|
|2012 Median Pay||
$39,750 per year
$19.11 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||80,200|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||10% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||8,000|
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 $39,750 in May 2012.
Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, 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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