Laboratory Technician

The Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science degree is offered to students seeking employment in scientific fields and laboratory environments. The degree offers options in Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician or Biological and Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

Available Degrees and Certificates with Curriculum Maps

Associate of Applied Science

One Year Certificate

Less-Than-One-Year Certificate


What kind of jobs can I get with this degree?

The Laboratory Technician AAS prepares students for jobs in chemistry, biology, research and more!

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.
Eleazar Gutierrez
Laboratory Technician program lead

Careers for Laboratory Technicians

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:
  • Klamath  Region:
    No data

2021-2030 Employment Projection

13.7% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree

Prospective Jobs

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Lab Assistant Field Operations Specimen Technician
Biological Technician Chemical Technician Food Science Technician

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.

Contact Laboratory Technician

Eleazar Gutierrez
Laboratory Technician Program Lead