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Study the growth, structure, and development of very small organisms.

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Above the statewide median
$33.74 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  4.6%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Classify organisms based on their characteristics or behavior.
  • Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms.
  • Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities.
  • Research diseases or parasites.
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Laboratory Director
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