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Biological Technician Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations -
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Biological technicians work with biologists studying living organisms. Many assist scientists who conduct medical research -- helping to find a cure for cancer or AIDS, for example. Those who work in pharmaceutical companies help develop and manufacture medicine.

Those working in the field of microbiology generally work as laboratory assistants, studying living organisms and infectious agents. Biological technicians also analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs. Biological technicians working in biotechnology apply knowledge and techniques gained from basic research, including gene splicing and recombinant DNA, and apply them to product development.

Biological Technician Resources

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Overview:
Overview of Biological Technicians
Preparation:
Programs, Degree Fields
Day in the Life:
The Workplace
Earnings:
Employer Options, Salary Ranges, Types of Employers
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions for the Field
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of the career of Biological Technician
Internet Resources:
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Human Genetics

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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