Laboratory Technician

Laboratory technicians are skilled workers who work with complex systems or perform highly technical mechanical or diagnostic tests in medical or scientific laboratories.

Depending on the field, technicians may work independently or under the direction of a professional.

Lab technicians might collect samples, study and perform tests on body fluids, teeth, chemical compounds, biological specimens, or other fields of science.

Lab technicians use various types of machinery, lab equipment and complex computer programs to perform their tests.

Lab technicians also record their data or findings for study and scrutiny by doctors and physicians. Labs need to be sterile environments, so lab techs must maintain a clean environment.