Agricultural Technicians


Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments.
Also called: Agricultural Research Technician, Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech), Research Associate, Seed Analyst

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • biology
    Business
  • management
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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