Laboratory Technician

Working as a Lab assistant or technician is a means by which many people start a career that can eventually result in being a research scientist or laboratory manager.

To become a scientist or Lab Manager will probably require you to obtain at least a university degree. Having a science degree in itself though, does not necessarily guarantee a job.

In some respects, and for some people, it can be easier to commence a career by studying a lesser qualification and obtaining a trainee position working as an assistant in a laboratory.

Some of the major subject area relevant to working as a lab technician can include:

  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • earth science
  • biology
  • physics