Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technician

Prepare vaccines, products, and serums for prevention of animal diseases.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technicians do?

Prepares vaccines, biologicals, and serums for prevention of animal diseases: Inoculates fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms. Incubates bacteria for specified period and prepares vaccines and serums by standard laboratory methods. Tests vaccines for sterility and virus inactivity. Prepares standard volumetric solutions and reagents used in testing.


Should I be a Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technician?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Laboratory Technician, Pharmaceutical

    How to Become a
    Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technician

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