These statistics cover the career grouping of Technical Occupations in Life Sciences (222), which includes Biological Technologists and Technicians.
Workers are employed in various industries: Professional, scientific and technical services (29%), Public administration (27%), Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%), Manufacturing (9%), Educational services (6%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 9% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
Women represented 58% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Biological Technologists and Technicians) is part of a larger group called Technical Occupations in Life Sciences (NOC 222). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 45%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.