Biochemistry Technologist

Perform chemical analyses used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
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Salary Range
$39,000 – $77,000

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What do Biochemistry Technologists do?

Performs qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses of body fluids and exudates, following instructions, to provide information used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases: Tests specimens, such as urine, blood, spinal fluid, and gastric juices, for presence and quantity of sugar, albumin, drugs, toxins, and blood gases such as oxygen. Prepares solutions used in chemical analysis. Calibrates and maintains manual and computer-controlled analyzers, spectrophotometers, colorimeters, flame photometers, and other equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis. May take blood samples.

Should I be a Biochemistry Technologist?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Chemistry Technologist, Flow Cytometry Technologist, Technologist, Biochemistry

    How to Become a
    Biochemistry Technologist

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