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Laboratory Technician

Prepare, organise, conduct, and record laboratory tests using a range of tools and equipment.

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Laboratory Technician is between $55k and $65k
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Diploma of Laboratory Technology

This qualification provides specialised skills to conduct scientific-technical tests using a range of laboratory technologies.

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How do Laboratory Technicians rate their role?

Latest reviews from 49 Laboratory Technicians surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
3.7
Career progression opportunities
3.1
Job security
3.5
Pay / Salary
3.2
Variety of work
3.4

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Oct 2018
Laboratory Technician roles can be repetitive, but is rewarding for those who enjoy hands on work.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Chemistry and Calibration
The good things
Hands on job with opportunities to learn and improve skills and knowledge. Laboratory testing is always changing and improving so there are always new processes to learn and new technology to learn.
The challenges
Some laboratories require shift work or rotating night shifts which can have a negative impact on your health and home life. But if you gain enough experience there are roles that do not require nigh...
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Jan 2019
Education Science Technician provides flexibility and variety
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
all science
The good things
As an Education Science Technician you get to many different things each day. You get to use problem solving skills in all different science fields. A role that suits a science brain or if that is n...
The challenges
Many schools only have a single Education Science Technician, this can have it's positives and negatives. The work is often term time, which is good if you enjoy the time off and don't rely on the fi...
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