We surveyed 569 biotechnicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical biotechnician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a biotechnician?

Low

High

Working as a biotechnician typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that biotechnicians are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a biotechnician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a biotechnician typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a biotechnician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a biotechnician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for biotechnicians.

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Do biotechnicians work full-time or part-time?

71% of biotechnicians work in full-time roles while 29% work part-time.

Is being a biotechnician stressful?

Low

High

Biotechnicians tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a biotechnician?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a biotechnician.

How competitive is the workplace for biotechnicians?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for biotechnicians.

Does being a biotechnician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for biotechnicians.

Are biotechnicians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Biotechnicians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do biotechnicians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Biotechnicians tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a biotechnician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a biotechnician may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are biotechnicians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Biotechnicians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a biotechnician require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a biotechnician.

Does being a good biotechnician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a biotechnician.