Biological technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals working in fields such as agriculture, resource management, environmental protection, plant and animal biology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology and health sciences.
People in this occupation:
- work independently in these fields
- are employed both in laboratory and field settings by government, manufacturers of food products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies, health, research and educational institutions, environmental consulting companies and resource and utilities companies
- have an interest in natural processes
- should be able to make precise observations, draw conclusions from data, and communicate technical information clearly and accurately
- must also be flexible and versatile, particularly when undertaking field work