Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician


What kind of jobs can I get with this degree?

The Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science is offered to students seeking employment in scientific laboratory technology and field work occupations. The degree offers options in biological technician, wildlife biologist, chemical technician, and forensic science.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of the AAS in laboratory technician, students will be able to:

  • Explain and properly apply the scientific method.
  • Prepare written and oral scientific communications that use tables, graphs, and sample calculations to report results.
  • Critically evaluate contributions to science reported in all forms of media and be able to identify valid approaches to scientific inquiry, problem-solving, and reporting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic laboratory skills common to clinical and non-clinical research laboratories.
  • Design, perform, and analyze results of experiments using basic molecular biology methodologies and recombinant DNA techniques.
  • Break down, clean, set-up, and run contemporary laboratory instrumentation.
  • Apply the fundamentals of molecular biology theories, methodologies, and techniques.
  • Apply Geographic Information System (GIS) skills to topographical data to identify problems, monitor environmental changes, carry out forecasting, identify trends, and prioritize workloads.
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Median Annual Salary

United States:
Oregon State:
Klamath Region:

Prospective Jobs

2019-2029 Employment Projection

13.1% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data is provided for a laboratory technician position. For a different employment forecast, visit the
State of Oregon Employment Department.
Program Advisor
Eleazar Gutierrez
Laboratory Technician program lead