What is a Laboratory Technician ?

A laboratory technician is a person who performs the practical hands-on work in laboratories.

What do they do?

Medical laboratory technicians work under the supervision of a physician, lab manager or medical technologist and perform laboratory tests on specimens.The tests that lab techs conduct assist doctors in verifying the causes of an illness, making medical decisions and determining treatment options.

Job Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • 2 years of scientific work experience.
  • Biotechnology certificate.


Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make a median income of $22.44/hour or $46,680 annually.


  • Medical Care
  • High Demand on the job
  • Good pay
  • It will always exist.