Lab assistants are typically only required to hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. However, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a science field like chemistry, biology or biotechnology can make you more appealing to employers. Some vocational schools offer lab assistant training programs to give candidates the information they need to succeed in the role.
Courses that help to prepare students for a lab assistant role include chemistry, microbiology, biological science, mathematics, statistics and any courses with hands-on work and lab experience. Depending on the position and scope of the position, some employers may allow candidates to substitute work experience for formal education or a certificate.
Assistant geologists are entry-level geologists that research the planet and natural sites. Often, assistant geologists work under the supervision of senior geologists.
Assistant geologists need to know how to use common technologies used in geology, such as GIS (geographic information systems) and GPS. Sometimes, they can specialize in specific kinds of assessments, such as water quality testing or groundwater monitoring.
They can work for academic institutions, construction firms, or local governments. They perform many of the same tasks as their senior colleagues, such as drawing up site assessments and testing samples from the field. They spend a lot of their time in the laboratory testing samples but are not afraid of getting their hands dirty in the field.
Salary of a Geological Lab Assistant is ₹8.5 Lakhs per year for an Assistant Geologist to ₹ 12.1 Lakhs per year for a Senior Geologist.