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Studying Lab Science at NECC Can Get You Where You Want to Go!

Three student run testing under the close watch of a faculty member

Are you interested in pursuing a career in science? The Lab Science Program will train you for a laboratory career in a variety of fields, including biotechnology, environmental sciences, and analytical chemistry.

Why Choose NECC?

With Lab Science at NECC, you will be able to get a job when you graduate with your associate degree, or you can transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in a related science field. (Some of our students do both and get great jobs while continuing their education!) With this program, you will:

  • Get hands-on training in NECC’s state-of-the art labs
  • Learn the foundational knowledge in science and laboratory skills you need to succeed
  • Participate in a laboratory intensive research project
  • Gain real-world experience through an internship at a professional lab in the area
  • Take part in professional development and networking opportunities

Because of NECC

You will be able to join our other graduates who have found success in their careers. After completing the lab science program at NECC, you can:

  • get a great job as an entry-level lab technician
  • transfer to a four-year college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree
  • work in medical, hospital, forensics, or quality control (QC) labs in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical manufacturing, or environmental industries


I went from being an unmotivated student to a driven lab science major because of Northern Essex.”

April Anamisis, Lab Science

Quick Stats


91% of graduates have found jobs
in the science field or transferred
to a 4-year college/university


For graduates who seek
a career after NECC,
80% found jobs


Mass. is #1 one employer
and highest paying employer of
lab technicians in the country

Hear What Students and Faculty Have to Say

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Courses, Requirements, and Program Notes




If you’d like more information on the Laboratory Science Program, please contact us!

Dr. Mike Cross

Phone: 978-556-3362

Dr. Kevin Mitchell

Phone: 978-556-3343

Dr. Kimberly Waligora

Phone: 978-556-3567

Dr. Marguerite White-Jeanneau

Phone: 978-556-3345

Career Paths & Job Market

Career Paths & Job Market

Graduates will be able to pursue work as entry-level laboratory technicians in drug companies, cellular technology companies, medical labs, manufacturing companies, small environmental testing companies, the EPA, DEP, and other wildlife or state agencies. You could also transfer to a four-year college or university. Job prospects are very good and are expected to continue to grow. For more information regarding career trends, salary, and work settings for laboratory science graduates, please visit: US Bureau of Labor Statistics/Science Occupations

Watch an NECC Laboratory Science Career Video

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

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