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Science technicians

Science technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to help with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

What do science technicians do?

  • prepare materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collect information and samples and conduct field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • present results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • perform routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
  • control the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • participate in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met

Low

projected job openings

$52-$65k

qualified full-time wage

68%

employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started