CAREER
CLUSTER
BRIEF

LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

CAREER AREA - NATURAL SCIENCES



Work Performed

Work activities in this group primarily involve applying principles of chemistry, physics, metallurgy, and related disciplines to the analysis, testing, and compounding of such materials as ores, foods, chemicals, and drugs. Activities range from primarily subjective evaluations, such as food-tasting, to objective evaluation of test data on the properties of such materials as fuels, gems, and textiles.

Worker Requirements
Intellectual ability and interest sufficient to acquire necessary academic background; precision and accuracy, with attention to detail; a facility with mathematics; and form perception to recognize physical differences in materials.


Sample Occupations


Sample Occupations
Chemical Engineering Technician Immunology Technologist
Pharmacist Cytotechnologist
Clinical Chemistry Technologist Histology Technician
Microbiology Technologist Phlebotomist
Blood Bank Technologist


Related Clusters


Related MPC Departments

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Mathematics and Related Research Physics

Mathematics