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What are the steps to become a biological technician?

I am a senior in high school. I plan to major in biology in college and wanted to know what are the steps to become a biological technician. #college #career #biotech #biological-technician


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Jodie’s Answer

Hi Donique- To continue on your plan to be a technician, you're right on that majoring in biology is a great first step. The academic curriculum is likely to cover the reasoning and rationale of biological systems, but it would definitely help get a leg up in experience if you could get involved in a lab outside of class. There are very often opportunities to volunteer or through work study to get more hands-on experience with the process- check out what the different professors study and meet with those who do research that you like. It also helps a ton to see things in action where often the book descriptions can be a bit daunting. The extra lab experience will (hopefully!) help reinforce your future career as a technician and will help boost your resume for summer internships or jobs once you graduate. Best of luck!


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Herman’s Answer

Hi Donique,

You are on the right path to major in biology. It also depends on what kind of technician you want to be. Do you want to be in a research laboratory, in a quality laboratory, at a manufacturing facility, or hospital? There are many paths. I suggest reading about the different types of technicians and see which you like. I personally used to be a technician in a oncology production plant. It was a very interesting experience.

I hope this helps!

Best regards,
Herman

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