Lab technicians collect, process, and analyze plant specimens by performing lab procedures. They may also be testing hypotheses and generating data related to plant health, growth and other properties.
Typically, a plant laboratory technician does not need a formal higher education. On the job training and experience are often the prerequisite. For more advanced positions, a Bachelor's degree or above may be required.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In August 2020, the median yearly salary for a laboratory technician was $34,769, according to Glassdoor.com. For more information, visit Glassdoor.com's laboratory technician page.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
- American Society for Clinical Pathology
- American Society for Horticultural Science
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
For a peek into a plant laboratory, check out this video: