- Twelve weeks of paid experience in industry laboratories on the North Shore and in Boston.
- Practical experience working alongside professional scientists in an operational laboratory.
- Small class size fosters one-on-one coaching of career skills.
- Weekly presentations by industry professionals emphasize the skills needed for success in a specialized work environment.
- Assistance with professional development and job placement provided to program graduates.
Laboratory Jobs and Responsibilities
Most new graduates are hired as laboratory, manufacturing, or quality control technicians, however, entry-level technicians can be employed in a diverse array of fields. Some examples include:
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Agricultural labs
- Law enforcement agencies
- Academic labs
Entry-level technicians work as an integral part of a team of scientists and have a multitude of responsibilities that include:
- Practicing strict laboratory safety procedures
- Following standard operating procedures that adhere to current good laboratory practices
- Calibrating, operating, and maintaining instrumentation to ensure functionality
- Performing tests in the laboratory to produce reliable data
- Maintaining accurate and reliable records
- Preparing consistent solutions and buffers for use in the laboratory
The Academy is committed to providing the essential skills for starting a career. Once working in a lab, additional opportunities to specialize in unique career paths may become available