CAREER
CLUSTER
BRIEF

SCIENTIFIC ASSISTING

CAREER AREA - NATURAL SCIENCES



Work Performed

Work activities in this group primarily involve applying basic scientific knowledge to the performance of a variety of supporting tasks in a laboratory or similar scientific environment. The tasks are usually performed according to standardized procedures under the supervision of scientific personnel.

Worker Requirements
The ability to absorb technical information and follow established procedures; verbal facility to learn and use technical terminology; ability to perceive minute differences in forms and compositional characteristics; manual dexterity to handle small or fragile objects; coordinated movement of hands, eyes, and fingers to use sensitive equipment; and ability to pay strict attention to detail in work of a closely prescribed and organized nature.


Sample Occupations

Agricultural Technician
Biological Technician
Chemical Technician
Environmental Technician
Nuclear Technician
Petroleum Technician


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