Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Biological Technicians (19-4021)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 574 563 -1.92 8 51 58
United States 85000 90700 0.0 1300 7900 9800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 23.79 14.63 17.44 22.28 28.91 35.87
Alaska 22.08 16.78 18.77 20.93 24.03 28.69
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.92 16.44 18.53 20.70 23.26 25.57
Balance of State 22.86 17.55 18.78 20.93 25.06 30.22

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.