"Test Methods," "Lab Equipment," and "Sample Preparation" aren't the only skills we found Laboratory Analysts list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Laboratory Analyst responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a Laboratory Analyst, 79.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 6.7% Laboratory Analysts went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most Laboratory Analysts have a college degree. But about one out of every nine Laboratory Analysts didn't attend college at all.
The Laboratory Analysts who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Biology and Chemistry, while a small population of Laboratory Analysts studied Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Environmental Science.
When you're ready to become a Laboratory Analyst, you might wonder which companies hire Laboratory Analysts. According to our research through Laboratory Analyst resumes, Laboratory Analysts are mostly hired by SGS, Nelson Laboratories, and ALS. Now is a good time to apply as SGS has 26 Laboratory Analysts job openings, and there are 16 at Nelson Laboratories and 15 at ALS.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Laboratory Analysts tend to earn the biggest salaries at Honeywell, Holtec International, and Evonik. Take Honeywell for example. The median Laboratory Analyst salary is $66,308. At Holtec International, Laboratory Analysts earn an average of $57,020, while the average at Evonik is $54,772. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Eli Lilly and Company, Pace Analytical, and Pfizer. These three companies have hired a significant number of Laboratory Analysts from these institutions.
For the most part, Laboratory Analysts make their living in the Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical industries. Laboratory Analysts tend to make the most in the Manufacturing industry with an average salary of $50,520. The Laboratory Analyst annual salary in the Health Care and Pharmaceutical industries generally make $49,747 and $48,507 respectively. Additionally, Laboratory Analysts who work in the Manufacturing industry make 8.7% more than Laboratory Analysts in the Government Industry.