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Working As a Cell Technician

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • $62,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Cell Technician Do

Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

Duties

Biological technicians typically do the following:

  • Set up, maintain, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment, such as microscopes, scales, and test tubes
  • Gather and prepare biological samples, such as blood, food, and bacteria cultures, for laboratory analysis
  • Conduct biological tests and experiments 
  • Document their work, including procedures, observations, and results
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results
  • Write reports that summarize their findings

Most biological technicians work on teams. Biological technicians typically are responsible for doing scientific tests, experiments, and analyses under the supervision of biologists or other scientists who direct and evaluate their work. Biological technicians use traditional laboratory instruments, advanced robotics, and automated equipment to conduct experiments. They use specialized computer software to collect, analyze, and model experimental data. Some biological technicians collect samples in the field, so they may need certain skills, such as the ability to hike long distances over sometimes rugged terrain to collect water samples.

Biological technicians work in many research areas. They may assist medical researchers by helping to develop new medicines and treatments used to prevent, treat, or cure diseases.

Biological technicians working in a microbiological context, sometimes referred to as laboratory assistants, typically study living microbes and perform techniques specific to microbiology, such as growing cultures in petri dishes or staining specimens to aid in their identification.

Technicians working in biotechnology apply the knowledge and techniques they have gained from basic research to product development.  

Biological technicians also may work in private industry and assist in the study of a wide range of topics concerning mining and industrial production. They may test samples in environmental impact studies, or monitor production processes to help ensure that products are not contaminated.

Biological technicians working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture or other government agencies may perform biological testing to support agricultural research and wildlife and resource management goals.

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How To Become A Cell Technician

Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. It is important for prospective biological technicians to gain laboratory experience while they are in school.

Education

Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. Most colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degree programs in the biological sciences.

Biological science programs usually include courses in general biology, as well as in specific subfields such as ecology, microbiology, and physiology. In addition to taking courses in biology, students must study chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Computer science courses are helpful for learning how to model and simulate biological processes and for learning how to operate some laboratory equipment. 

Laboratory experience is important for prospective biological technicians, so students should take biology courses that emphasize laboratory work.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Biological technicians need to conduct scientific experiments and analyses with accuracy and precision.

Communication skills. Biological technicians must understand and follow the instructions of their managing scientists. They also need to be able to communicate their processes and findings clearly in written reports.

Critical-thinking skills. Biological technicians draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment.

Observational skills. Biological technicians must constantly monitor their experiments. They need to keep a complete, accurate record of their work, including the conditions under which the experiment was carried out, the procedures they followed, and the results they obtained.

Technical skills. Biological technicians need to set up and operate sophisticated equipment and instruments. They also may need to adjust equipment to ensure that experiments are conducted properly.

Other Experience

Prospective biological technicians should have laboratory experience. In addition to coursework, students may gain laboratory experience during summer internships with prospective employers, such as pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturers, or in university laboratories.

Advancement

Biological technicians may advance to scientist positions, such as microbiologist, after a few years of experience working as a technician or after earning a master’s degree or Ph.D. Gaining more experience and higher levels of education often allows biological technicians to move into positions such as natural sciences managers or postsecondary teachers.

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Average Yearly Salary
$62,000
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$37,000
Min 10%
$62,000
Median 50%
$62,000
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$62,000
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$62,000
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$103,000
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Best Paying Company
Bayer
Highest Paying City
Berkeley, CA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Cell Technician make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Cell Technician in the United States is $62,356 per year or $30 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $103,000.

Top Skills for A Cell Technician

  1. Cell Sites
  2. Cell Culture
  3. LTE
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed various audits of cell sites, test equipment, warehouse inventories, and update daily maintenance logs of cell sites.
  • Developed parental cell lines and maintained cell culture in flasks, roller bottles and plates to express protein product.
  • Supported BP Alternative Energy Ventures in assessing commercial and strategic value of solar and green technology investment opportunities.
  • Produced manufacturing test procedures defining software load management, box level hardware validation, and full interconnect validation.
  • Selected, aligned and secured holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on CNC Lathes.

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Top 10 Best States for Cell Technicians

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Iowa
  3. Minnesota
  4. Maine
  5. Oregon
  6. Kansas
  7. Alaska
  8. Wyoming
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Illinois
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Cell Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

69.8%

Female

23.4%

Unknown

6.8%
Ethnicity

White

63.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.2%

Korean

9.1%

Portuguese

4.5%

Ukrainian

4.5%

French

4.5%

Russian

4.5%

Polish

4.5%
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Cell Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.8%

Lenoir Community College

5.7%

Community College of the Air Force

5.7%

University of California - Davis

5.7%

Indiana Wesleyan University

5.7%

University of Nebraska at Kearney

4.5%

Gordon Cooper Technology Center

4.5%

Temple University

4.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.5%

Midlands Technical College

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.5%

Boston University

4.5%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.5%

Virginia Highlands Community College

4.5%

Clemson University

4.5%

Wake Technical Community College

3.4%

Macomb Community College

3.4%

The Academy

3.4%

University of Maryland - University College

3.4%

Duquesne University

3.4%
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Majors

Business

18.5%

Electrical Engineering

16.7%

Biology

8.6%

Biotechnology

5.4%

Computer Information Systems

4.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.8%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

3.8%

Automotive Technology

3.8%

Computer Networking

3.8%

Criminal Justice

3.5%

Computer Science

3.2%

General Studies

3.2%

Precision Metal Working

3.0%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Management

3.0%

Education

2.7%

Information Technology

2.7%

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science

2.4%

Chemistry

2.4%

Biomedical Engineering

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

30.9%

Other

26.4%

Associate

19.9%

Masters

10.1%

Certificate

7.8%

Diploma

3.3%

Doctorate

1.7%
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