What does this career do?
Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.
What are the entry requirements?
Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE
How well does it pay?
Normal pay is around £20,114 per year. That is about £1,676 per month, or £10 per hour.
New workers generally start around £14,768 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,077 per year.