Biological Technician

Starting Salary

$36,618
NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

$48,196
NC Triangle area
28
% Bachelor's degree
20
% Some college, no degree

Job Outlook

+4 %
NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

471
NC Triangle area
Biological technicians contribute their own set of skills to the scientific process. They assist biological and medical scientists by setting up, operating, and maintaining lab instruments and equipment. They also make observations, monitor lab work, and examine specimens to detect the presence of disease.

The Associate in Science degree at ʿⱦapp and the Biotechnology Associate in Applied Science degrees prepare students to pursue this career path. Coursework covers biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, math, and physics. They are designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.