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Chicago Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science


Careers in LAS

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The laboratory animal science industry provides a career path for individuals of all backgrounds and education levels!  Many in this field have varying degrees in STEM and veterinary medicine, but those with a high school diploma are often able to secure entry-level positions and work their way up as appropriate.  Most employers offer competitive wages, benefits, and tuition reimbursement, as well as fees and materials needed to attain AALAS certification. 

Please email us if you would like to request a speaker for your next career fair or student event.  CBAALAS is happy to work with you to find the right speaker.  

Examples of positions in Laboratory Animal Science include: 

Cage Wash Technician 

Animal Care Technician

Special Services Technician

Enrichment Coordinator

Certified Veterinary Technician



Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Coordinator

Regulatory/Compliance Specialist

Facility/Program Manager

Research Technician

Researcher/Principal Investigator

CBAALAS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  320 E. Superior St., Searle 14-452, Chicago, IL 60611

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