• Biological Technicians
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 39,780
    $30,150 range bar $68,690
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Biological technicians assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. They set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results.

What do they typically do

  • Clean, maintain, and prepare supplies and work areas
  • Conduct research or assist in conducting research, including the collection of information and samples such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals
  • Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics, or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties
  • Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in testing or animal feed
  • Keep detailed logs of all work-related activities
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.9%
Job Opening 269

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