A Laboratory Technician is a person who performs the practical hands-on work in a laboratory. Those looking to become a Lab Technician will need to work in diverse settings which include healthcare, industry, research, and educational institutions. They should be setting up experiments and investigations by also carrying out risk assessments. 

They would need knowledge in chemistry, biology and safe disposal of chemicals. They should have excellent skills in working with their hands, paying attention to detail and working with others and using initiative – our Lab Technician competition is the perfect environment to test these skills.

Are a critical thinker
Have good attention to detail
Have great analytical skills
Have the ability to work independently or in a team

Career opportunities

  • Automation & Aircraft

  • Food Processing

  • Environmental Projects

  • Medical Supplies

Average Salary
Entry Level
+ 1%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

Meet one of our inspiring young people

Photo of Lewis celebrating winning his gold medal as a chemical laboratory technician


Lewis is one of our past competitors as a Laboratory Technician.

What next?

Photo of Declan competing internationally in the Automobile Technology Competition

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