Laboratory Clerk

Keep records of chemicals, apparatus, and samples received for testing.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Laboratory Clerks do?

Keeps records of chemicals, apparatus, and samples, such as coal, ash, and oil, received for testing in control laboratory. Weighs and prepares for shipment chemical supplies furnished by laboratory. Cleans glassware and other laboratory apparatus, and salvages sample bottles or containers for reuse. Returns unused chemicals to designated cabinets and cleans work area, using mop.

Should I be a Laboratory Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Laboratory Clerk

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