Set up and maintain laboratory equipment, collect samples from crops and animals, prepare specimens, and record data to assists scientists.
• Receive and prepare laboratory samples for analysis.
• Record data related to an experiment.
• Collect samples from crops or animals.
• Prepare data summaries and analyses.
• Set up laboratory and field equipment, and prepare sites for testing.
Where and When:
• Usually work inside and outside.
• May work 40 hours per week.
What or Who They Work With:
• Work with scientists.
• Work with other members of the laboratory (other technicians, students, etc.).
• Work with technicians from other laboratories.
• May work with farmers where the experiment is being performed.
Education and Training:
• Most have a Bachelor's degree, a few years of related experience, and on-the-job training.
• American Society of Agronomy offers a voluntary certification program for those interested in crops, agronomy, soils, and plant pathology and week science,
Related School Subjects:
Science, math, and writing.
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