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Total Workforce
21,665
Average Age
40
Estimated Job Growth
5.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$54,970
Average Male Salary
$58,601
Average Female Salary
$52,165

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Biological technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Scientific research & development services is the industry that employs the most Biological technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Biological technicians, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Biological technicians are paid most in South San Francisco, San Bruno & Brisbane Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Stevens, Okanogan, Pend Oreille & Ferry Counties PUMA, WA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Biological technicians in the US. The average age of male Biological technicians in the workforce is 41 and of female Biological technicians is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Biological technicians is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Biological technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Biological technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Biological technicians hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Biological technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biological technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Biological technicians need more than the average amount of Programming, Science, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Biological technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Biological technicians are expected to see a growth of 5.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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