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Biology Laboratory Technician&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
765
growing 1.19%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$3,852
growing 2.04%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$29,450
growing 2.99%
Average Wage
$59,631
declining -12.93%
People in Workforce
16,438
growing 44.3%
Average Employee Age
38.6
declining -3.02%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Biology Laboratory Technician and the types of students that study this field. Middlesex Community College awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Windward Community College and Middlesex Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Biology Laboratory Technician. Tuition costs for Biology Laboratory Technician majors are, on average, $3,852 for in-state public colleges, and $29,450 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Biology Laboratory Technician programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Science Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Science Technologies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Science Technologies majors, by average wage, is Other health care services.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Science Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Science Technologies is 38.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Science Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (420) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Biology Laboratory Technician field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biology Laboratory Technician majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Biology Laboratory Technician majors need more than the average amount of Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Biology Laboratory Technician majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Troubleshooting is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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