Biological Technicians


Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.
Also called: Biological Technician, Laboratory Technician, Research Associate, Research Technician

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • order or arrange things
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

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
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • BD Biosciences CellQuest
  • SAS
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphics software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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