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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $41,480.00
Average Time to Fill 22 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 809
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 10.82 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions
Interpret research or operational data

Getting Information

Study development of microscopic organisms
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Study animal development
Study plant development
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Conduct medical laboratory tests

Handling and Moving Objects

Collect blood or tissue samples
Collect biological specimens
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Prepare vaccines, biologicals, or serums
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Flow Cytometry
Data Analysis
Tissue Culture

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