Laboratory Technician

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

  • Chemist
  • Biologist
  • R&D

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


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