Scientific Helper

Perform duties according to type of research in which scientist is engaged.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Scientific Helpers do?

Performs duties according to type of research in which supervising scientist is engaged, such as collecting rock samples for study by GEOLOGIST or plant specimens for study by BOTANIST. Prepares samples for analysis or examination and performs routine laboratory tests. May participate in field explorations, such as mineralogical or geophysical expeditions. May be designated according to field of scientific research.


Should I be a Scientific Helper?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Scientific Aide

    How to become a Scientific Helper

    We recommend at least an Associate's degree. Check out these schools offering Scientific Helper-related education!
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