If you love science, analyzing data, and finding the "why" in situations, a lab technician is right up your ally. Being the scientist's right-hand-man, laboratory technicians assist in conducting critical tests on data samples and work together to analyze and provide conclusions on each data set.
Lab technicians are a critical part of pharmaceutical companies and have to pay close attention to detail.
Potential jobs in this field
Potential Degrees Needed
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, associate's or Bachelor's degree in a scientific field preferred.
Types of things you'll do
- Adjust, calibrate, and ensure the effective functioning of laboratory instruments and equipment
- Disinfect and clean equipment and working area
- Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced with sufficient supplies
- Conduct experiments, gather data, and carry out basic investigations
- Provide assistance in all procedures, from sample taking and testing to examining outcomes and experiments
- Maintain detailed and accurate records of research findings; writing reports, reviews, and summaries