What do laboratory technicians do?

The job of a laboratory technician

Laboratory technicians have assignments that require them to have good judgement. They have to maintain laboratory equipment and inventory levels of lab supplies. They also analyze data and interpret results.


Laboratory technicians do not need too much experience to be accepted for the job. They usually need just a high school diploma and two years of scientific work experience.


The average salary for a research technician in the United States is $43,848.

Work can be fun!

Many lab technicians agree that the job also has something new to offer and it never gets dull.