|Quick Facts: Biological Technicians|
$46,340 per year
$22.28 per hour
|7% (As fast as average)|
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 $46,340 in May 2020.
Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 11,800 openings for biological technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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