Students Think Career Profile Agricultural Lab Technician Food badges: Research and Development Health, Safety and Environment Holland Code: Think Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries. Louis Pasteur Shae-Lynn Baehler SGS Canada Inc. In A Nutshell I use lab equipment to process samples that customers give us. I help write reports about our findings that farmers can use to help them produce their crops and animals. I do experimental tests to help the world have a better understanding of the science behind the agricultural industry. Swipe Potential Salary Range $26,000 - 68,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan The lab is definitely a unique workplace. We keep it extremely clean, and it’s a really cool learning and scientific space for testing and experiments. Workplace Indoor Job Requirements & Duties Set up and clean equipment that is used in experiments Collect and organize specimens and samples from farmers Do scientific tests on samples like tissues and foods Carry out experimental procedures like sample collections and analysis Do calculations using math and prepare graphs with data Help write lab reports to summarize the results of the tests and experiments Education & Training A university degree in laboratory science or a related field is required for this position 100all Job Outlook The outlook for this position across most of Canada is considered fair to good. This means that there will likely be approximately the same number of job openings as there are people to fill them Related School Subjects Science Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Research Data Experimenting Reports Important Skills Detail-Oriented Lab work often involves finding and analyzing very specific things in samples; attention to detail is a very important part of the job. Computer & Technological Modern lab equipment uses lots of cool technology; if you enjoy working with tech and computers, this might just be the job for you! Independence A lot of the work I do while I’m processing samples or analyzing results is solo work, so it’s beneficial to be someone who likes working independently. Detail-Oriented The end goal for a lot of what our lab does is research; lab technicians usually have curiousity and drive to uncover scientific truths that inspire them in their job. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Routine Work Continuous Learning Improves and Protects the Environment Independent Work Similar Careers Aquaculture Technologist Agricultural Scientist Environmental Technician Helpful Links AgCareers.com - Career Profile - Laboratory Technician YouTube - Agricultural and Food Science Technicians - Career Profile YouTube - Career Profile: Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician snapAG- What are GMOs snapAG- Bioplastics Career Glossary Experimental Specimens References Laboratory Technician Salary in Canada. (2020). Agricultural Laboratory Technician Career. (No Date). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.