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Become A Laboratory Analyst

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Working As A Laboratory Analyst

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Deal with People

  • $37,430

    Average Salary

What Does A Laboratory Analyst Do

A Laboratory Analyst helps conduct experiments, run laboratory tests, and analyze results. They compile and record data for the documentation needed for testing and report preparation.

How To Become A Laboratory Analyst

Environmental science and protection technicians typically need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary education, although some positions may require a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Environmental science and protection technicians typically need an associate’s degree in environmental science, environmental health, public health, or a related degree. Because of the wide range of tasks, environments, and industries in which these technicians work, there are jobs that do not require postsecondary education and others that require a bachelor’s degree.

A background in natural sciences is important for environmental science and protection technicians. Students should take courses in chemistry, biology, geology, and physics. Coursework in mathematics, statistics, and computer science also is useful because technicians routinely do data analysis and modeling.

Many schools offer internships and cooperative-education programs, which help students gain valuable experience while attending school. Internships and cooperative-education experience can enhance the students’ employment prospects.

Many technical and community colleges offer programs in environmental studies or a related technology, such as remote sensing or geographic information systems (GISs). Associate’s degree programs at community colleges traditionally are designed to easily transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at public colleges and universities.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Environmental science and protection technicians must be able to carry out a wide range of laboratory and field tests, and their results must be accurate and precise.

Communication skills. Environmental science and protection technicians must have good listening and writing skills, because they must follow precise directions for sample collection and communicate their results effectively in their written reports. They also may need to discuss their results with colleagues, clients, and sometimes public audiences.

Critical-thinking skills. Environmental science and protection technicians reach their conclusions through sound reasoning and judgment. They have to be able to determine the best way to address environmental hazards.

Interpersonal skills. Environmental science and protection technicians need to be able to work well and collaborate with others, because they often work with scientists and other technicians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In some states, environmental science and protection technicians need a license to do certain types of environmental and health inspections. For example, some states require licensing for technicians who test buildings for radon. Licensure requirements vary by state but typically include certain levels of education and experience and a passing score on an exam.

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29,029 Laboratory Analyst jobs

CLC Labs
Canal Lewisville, OH
Laboratory Analyst

$37,429 Estimated

CLC Labs
Centerville, OH
Laboratory Analyst

$37,429 Estimated

St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission
California, MD
Laboratory Analyst

$40,490 Estimated

Waypoint Analytical Inc.
Memphis, TN
Laboratory Analyst

$34,416 Estimated

Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Laboratory Analyst

$36,487 Estimated

Analytical Environmental Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Lab Analyst

$36,217 Estimated

Monsanto
Muscatine, IA
Lab Analyst

$37,429 Estimated

Act 1
Las Piedras, PR
Laboratory Analyst

$37,429 Estimated

Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Maplewood, MN
Laboratory Analyst

$36,487 Estimated

Dow Chemical
Seadrift, TX
Laboratory Analyst

$31,682 Estimated

ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd.
Willmar, MN
Laboratory Analyst

$36,487 Estimated

Ohio Lumex
Cleveland, OH
Laboratory Analyst

$37,429 Estimated

ETS Laboratories
Healdsburg, CA
Laboratory Analyst

$36,209 Estimated

ETS Laboratories
Pico Rivera, CA
Laboratory Analyst

$36,209 Estimated

ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd.
Fort Morgan, CO
Laboratory Analyst

$33,575 Estimated

ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd.
Dodge City, KS
Laboratory Analyst

$37,429 Estimated

Certified Environmental Services, Inc.
Syracuse, NY
Environmental Laboratory Analyst

$35,919 Estimated

Anheuser-Busch
Fort Collins, CO
Relief Lab Analyst

$33,575 Estimated

Institute for Environmental Health, Inc.
Tama, IA
Laboratory Analyst - Night Shift

$37,429 Estimated

Anheuser-Busch
Cartersville, GA
Quality Lab Analyst

$36,217 Estimated

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Real Laboratory Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Laboratory Analyst Abbvie Inc. Worcester, MA Jan 01, 2016 $86,260
Laboratory Analyst Abbvie Inc. Worcester, MA Jan 01, 2016 $83,835
Laboratory Analyst Abbvie Inc. Worcester, MA Jan 01, 2016 $78,615
Laboratory Analyst Abbvie Inc. Worcester, MA Jul 03, 2016 $72,715
Lab Analyst (Chemist) PNC, Inc. Nutley, NJ Oct 01, 2014 $63,654
Lab Analyst Kelly Services, Inc. Midland, MI Feb 01, 2011 $62,610
Lab Analyst (Chemist) PNC Inc. Nutley, NJ Apr 04, 2016 $60,000
Laboratory Analyst Validation Associates LLC Lake Forest, IL Jan 01, 2016 $60,000
Laboratory Analyst Validation Associates LLC Foster City, CA Nov 18, 2015 $60,000
Laboratory Analyst Validation Associates LLC Lake Forest, IL Aug 12, 2015 $60,000
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Top Skills for A Laboratory Analyst

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Top Laboratory Analyst Skills

  1. Test Methods
  2. Lab Equipment
  3. Laboratory Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and validated numerous new quality control spectroscopic test methods.
  • Ordered external lab standards as needed as well as scheduled lab equipment for calibration/maintenance.
  • Train other analysts to perform laboratory procedures and assays
  • Perform validations or transfers of analytical methods in accordance with applicable policies or guidelines.
  • constructed, maintained and operated standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters.

Top Laboratory Analyst Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Laboratory Analyst

  1. EMSL Analytical, Inc.
  2. Testamerica
  3. Pfizer
  4. University of Puerto Rico
  5. Accutest Laboratories
  6. Covidien
  7. Beckton Environmental Laboratories
  8. Pace Analytical
  9. Environmental Services
  10. Bristol-Myers Squibb
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