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19-4021 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 307$24.98/hr$17.94/hr$19.89/hr$27.37/hr$27.39/hr$31.26/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing70$27.37/hr
Professional and Business Services190$23.59/hr
Education and Health Services210$29.77/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/A$22.23/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/A$17.94/hr3.8%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$19.17/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 20$25.61/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$17.94/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$27.37/hr3.0%
Northeast Balance of State 30$17.94/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$27.37/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$24.23/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 430$23.71/hr7.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 460$23.71/hrN/A
Minnesota 660$23.71/hr6.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Microbiologists 330$38.21/hr4.2%
Chemical Technicians 1,340$24.58/hr9.1%
Chemists 1,490$40.43/hr6.6%


  • Participate in the research, development, or manufacturing of medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations.
  • Examine animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.
  • Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties.
  • Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses to evaluate the quantity or quality of physical or chemical substances in food or other products.
  • Conduct or supervise operational programs such as fish hatcheries, greenhouses and livestock production programs.
  • Monitor laboratory work to ensure compliance with set standards.
  • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas.
  • Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in testing or animal feed.
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings.
  • Feed livestock or laboratory animals.