Any biotech workers here? How did you get "experience" before your 1st job? So I'm graduating in 3 more weeks with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I've been looking online for lab tech jobs (private and academic) and there seems to be a lot of jobs available; unfortunately I can't apply for some of them because some jobs in some other states require additional certification on top of the BSc; BSL (Biosafety Level), Hazmat, Animal Handling, CMT and CLT (Certified Medical/Lab Technician) licenses and such. My state and the other states neighboring me don't require those. The thing is, the vast, vast majority of them require experience. I've only had an opportunity to work retail while in college. I've written up a resume and just listed every lab in every Bio and Chem class I've ever done under a "Skills and Experience" section (DNA/RNA Isolation, RT-PCR, Northern/Western/Southern Blot, ELISA, HPLC, Proton/C-13 NMR, single and tandem Mass Spec, etc) but will they count ordinary school labs as experience? Some explicitly say "industry experience" required. As long as it's not animal husbandry or vivarium tech, I'll be happy. So, will employers count school labs as experience? If not, how does a new graduate get to do scientific work in biotech?