Scientific laboratory technicians are involved in a variety of laboratory-based investigations within biological, chemical, physical and life science areas.

They may carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analysing of results as part of a scientific team. Technicians provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory function effectively while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

Scientific laboratory technicians are involved in the advancement and development of modern medicine and science.

Subject Combination

Use of English, Physics, Chemistry/Biology, Mathematics


Lab science technicians find a career at hospital and health centres, laboratory, environmental agencies, specialist research organizations and consultancies, civil service, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, water companies, foods and drink companies.

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