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Laboratory Testing Technicians
Overall, employment for laboratory workers is expected to be good. Job opportunities for geological and petroleum technicians who work in testing laboratories will also be strong—growing by more than 15 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Environmental concerns and dwindling natural resources are causing many manufacturers to look for better ways to develop ores, minerals, petroleum, and other substances from the earth. Laboratory technicians will be needed to test new production procedures as well as prototypes of new products.