Biological (Lab) Technicians


Assist biological and medical scientists. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, collect data and samples, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

On the job, you would:

  • Conduct research, or assist in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and samples, such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals.
  • Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties.
  • Monitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation by research personnel.

If a career as a Biological or Lab Technician seems interesting to you  Monroe Career and Technical Institute offers a program titled Health Professions. The Health Professions Program will get you prepared to start a career and get you ahead of the pack. MCTI’s Health Professions provides students with a variety of educational, informational and biological technology to prepare students for future employment in an ever-changing diverse healthcare field.  Students completing Monroe Career and Technical Institute’s Health Professions will find themselves well prepared to enter the workforce as a PCA (Patient Care Attendant) or Homecare Provider.  Upon successful completion, students will have obtained First Aid, CPR, AED and Direct Care Staff Certifications.  The Health Professions Program includes an extensive eight-week shadowing experience for seniors at an approved medical facility.  The student shadowing experience encompasses live interaction within the following disciplines:  Emergency Care, Laboratory Procedures, Medical Surgical Unit, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Social Services, Therapy, and Ultrasound Technology.  Successful students will also be prepared to obtain additional certifications in Phlebotomy, EMT, Medical Assistant, EKG and Nurse Aide with MCTI’s ACE (Adult Continuing Education) evening program and/or participate in an articulation agreement with Northampton Community College.

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