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Working As A Laboratory Internship

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • $52,363

    Average Salary

What Does A Laboratory Internship 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 Laboratory Internship

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 Length of Employment
Research Associate 2.6 years
Laboratory Helper 2.0 years
Laboratory Worker 1.8 years
Laboratory Aide 1.8 years
Research Assistant 1.7 years
Laboratory Monitor 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 20.4%
Volunteer 9.4%
Cashier 4.0%
Tutor 3.4%
Researcher 3.1%
Assistant 2.8%
Server 2.1%
Top Employers After
Internship 16.5%
Volunteer 6.3%
Tutor 3.1%
Researcher 3.1%
Assistant 2.1%

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Laboratory Internship Demographics

Gender

Female

51.2%

Male

43.8%

Unknown

5.0%
Ethnicity

White

53.5%

Asian

17.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Black or African American

9.8%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.8%

French

13.1%

Mandarin

8.7%

Chinese

7.1%

Japanese

5.8%

German

3.8%

Hindi

3.5%

Korean

3.1%

Cantonese

2.9%

Arabic

2.6%

Portuguese

2.2%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Russian

1.8%

Italian

1.5%

Turkish

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Telugu

0.7%

Marathi

0.7%

Gujarati

0.5%
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Laboratory Internship Education

Schools

University of California - Davis

16.0%

University of California - San Diego

7.7%

University of California - Berkeley

6.0%

Pennsylvania State University

5.4%

Boston University

5.2%

University of California - Santa Barbara

4.6%

Purdue University

4.6%

University of Texas at Austin

4.4%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.1%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

4.1%

Johns Hopkins University

4.1%

University of Connecticut

3.9%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.9%

Oregon State University

3.9%

Northeastern University

3.9%

Cornell University

3.8%

University of Delaware

3.8%

North Carolina State University

3.6%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

3.6%

Drexel University

3.6%
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Majors

Biology

17.9%

Chemistry

12.6%

Mechanical Engineering

7.3%

Chemical Engineering

7.1%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

6.6%

Environmental Science

5.2%

Biomedical Engineering

4.5%

Psychology

4.3%

Biotechnology

4.2%

Electrical Engineering

3.6%

Business

3.4%

Computer Science

3.4%

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science

2.9%

Microbiology

2.8%

Pharmacy

2.8%

Criminal Justice

2.5%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.4%

Materials Science And Engineering

2.3%

Public Health

2.2%

Food Science

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.2%

Masters

20.3%

Other

10.7%

Doctorate

5.2%

Associate

4.3%

Certificate

1.9%

Diploma

0.5%
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Top Skills for A Laboratory Internship

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  1. Computer
  2. Laboratory Procedures
  3. Cell Culture
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  • Examined laboratory specimen for signs of infection and disease; Maintain medical record and logs on online computer database
  • Executed proximate analysis and laboratory procedures, processed and registered feed samples, and prepared feed samples and customer reports
  • Familiarized with the steps of the cell culture, medium/gel preparation, PCR, mice anesthesia drug preparation
  • Conducted DNA purification and extraction.
  • Prepare specimens for skeletal display within museum or other educational outlets; chronicle wet specimens; label and document inventory

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