All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $45,365
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $16.79
    Median: $21.81
    Experienced: $30.85
  • Growth (2014-2019)10%
  • Openings (2014-2019)142
  • Current Employment 2,900
  • Projected Employment 2,985
  • Typical Entry-level Education Bachelor's degree

Biological Technicians

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Medical Equipment Instruction
  • Sample Collection
  • DNA
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Organization
  • Initiative
  • English
  • Prioritization
  • Communication

occupational tasks

  • Conduct research or assist in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and samples, such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings
  • Keep detailed logs of all work-related activities
  • Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties
  • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)