Biological Technician

Median Annual Wage

$38,840 or $18.67/hr
Durham-Chapel Hill

Annual Job Openings

270
North Carolina
19
% Some college
31
% Bachelor's degree

Job Outlook

+16 %
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

2,480
North Carolina
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 Durham Tech prepares students to pursue this career path. Coursework covers biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, math, and physics.