The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.|
|Duties:||Conduct research or assist in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and samples, such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals. Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings. Keep detailed logs of all work-related activities. Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties. Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas. Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment. Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in testing or animal feed. Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination. Conduct standardized biological, microbiological or biochemical tests and laboratory analyses to evaluate the quantity or quality of physical or chemical substances in food or other products. Examine animals and specimens to detect the presence of disease or other problems.|
|Degree(s):||A.S./B.S. QCC/York Dual/Joint Biotechnology
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2014 to 2024, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information please click here.
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.