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Biotechnology Research Assistants
Requirements for becoming a biotechnology research assistant
vary, but make sure to take classes in biology and chemistry in
high school. Also, a wide variety of college preparatory courses,
including English, history, and mathematics, can be helpful as can
knowledge of at least one foreign language. Since writing and
presenting research are important aspects of the research
assistant's work, you should take classes that strengthen these
skills, such as public speaking, journalism, and statistics.
Knowledge of computers, the Internet, and databases, as well as
excellent library skills, are absolutely vital to this profession,
and laboratory skills are essential.
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