Undergraduate Degree BA/BS:

Laboratory Technician


Laboratory Technicians work in basic research or clinical labs in many capacities. Frequently lab technicians are responsible for ordering supplies and reagents, maintaining equipment, and preparing biological specimens or samples. More experienced laboratory technicians also often conduct experiments under guidance from more senior lab personnel.

myIDP career category: Research staff in a research-intensive organization

Additional Resources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Biological Technicians
NHGRI Career Profile - Laboratory Research Assistant