Build Your Future as a Biotechnology Lab Assistant
The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate will prepare a student to work in entry-level positions in biotech and science related industries. This program is focused on practical laboratory skills with training in a working laboratory setting. Employment opportunities include: biomedical industry, academic research labs, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture and food science labs. The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate requires 8-13 units in required courses, with a grade of C or better in each course.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Average Salary: $32,650 – $79,340
• Research Assistant
• Laboratory Assistant/Technician
• Quality Control Technician
• Bioprocessing/Manufacturing Tech
• Production Technician
• Glass Sterilization/Washer Tech
• Health Technologist
• Food Safety Tech
• Forensic Science Technician
• And many more!
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for biological and medical research is expected to increase the need for these workers.
Biotechnology research plays a key role in scientific advancements that improve people’s quality of life. One new area of biotechnology, synthetic biology, will employ biological technicians in attempts to redesign biological systems or living organisms to produce useful things, such as chemicals, in more efficient ways than are currently used. New applications of biotechnology may be the subject of research topics ranging from new ways to produce biofuels to providing new treatments for diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Average Salary in this Field
$79,340 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Forensic Science Technician
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