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Biological Technician Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations 

Career Path Forecast
Overall employment of science technicians is expected to grow 18 percent during the 2008-18 decade, faster than average, as the growing number of agricultural and medicinal products developed from the results of biotechnology research boosts demand for these workers. Also, an aging population and continued competition among pharmaceutical companies are expected to contribute to the need for innovative and improved drugs, further spurring demand. Most growth in employment will be in professional, scientific, and technical services and in educational services

In addition to job openings created by growth, many openings should arise from the need to replace technicians who retire or leave the labor force for other reasons. Job opportunities are expected to be best for graduates of applied science technology programs who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities. As the instrumentation and techniques used in industrial research, development, and production become increasingly more complex, employers will seek individuals with highly developed technical skills

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



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