As a soon to be graduated BS Biology major I have been scouring the internet looking for something I could do with my degree near my home. It seems what I would like to do, at this point in my life, is to do lab work. What I found was the term Research Technician, which is also called Research Assistant and/or Lab Assistant.
In general, to become a Research Technician one must have an Associate’s degree in the sciences and/or scientific technology. In some cases a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Experience in the related field is preferred, may be required.
From what I’ve read, this type of job would be great for me coming out of college with a list of many skills which may need to be expanded upon in some places and more refined in others. Gathering techniques and experiences in a variety of subjects is what I would be after here, and a decent pay…
I believe I would enjoy this type of job, as long as the employers are okay with mistakes sometimes. I need to learn and I may be a bit clumsy at the start but I would find my footing and excel if given time.