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Biological Technicians

in Massachusetts

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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
194021  Biological Technicians 4,711 5,068 357 7.58 % 168 36 132 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Educational Services    1,630  35 % 1,760  35 % 130  8 % $53,490
Educational Services    1,630  35 % 1,760  35 % 130  8 % $53,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,460  31 % 1,470  29 % 10  1 % $54,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    1,460  31 % 1,470  29 % 10  1 % $54,470
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,160  25 % 1,340  27 % 180  16 % $47,770
Chemical Manufacturing    190  4 % 210  4 % 20  8 % $53,790
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