Most laboratory associates list "phlebotomy," "chemistry," and "specimen collection" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important laboratory associate responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a laboratory associate. We found that 62.7% of laboratory associates have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 7.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most laboratory associates have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven laboratory associates were not college graduates.
The laboratory associates who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied biology and chemistry, while a small population of laboratory associates studied biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and business.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a laboratory associate. We've found that most laboratory associate resumes include experience from BJC HealthCare, Quintiles Transnational, and Aerotek. Of recent, BJC HealthCare had 13 positions open for laboratory associates. Meanwhile, there are 10 job openings at Quintiles Transnational and 5 at Aerotek.
If you're interested in companies where laboratory associates make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Synthego, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Grail. We found that at Synthego, the average laboratory associate salary is $83,287. Whereas at JPMorgan Chase & Co., laboratory associates earn roughly $72,313. And at Grail, they make an average salary of $67,744.
For the most part, laboratory associates make their living in the health care and education industries. Laboratory associates tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $52,652. The laboratory associate annual salary in the health care and pharmaceutical industries generally make $50,872 and $50,708 respectively. Additionally, laboratory associates who work in the manufacturing industry make 7.9% more than laboratory associates in the retail Industry.