Science Technicians

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Science Technicians

Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

Fun facts

  • 1441 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 71% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 53% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by science technicians. A few are listed below:

  • preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collecting information and samples
  • conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • performing routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
  • controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
  • participating in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met
  • preparing experiments and demonstrations for science classes

Specific occupations

  • Chemistry Technician
  • Earth Science Technician
  • Life Science Technician
  • School Laboratory Technician
  • Hydrographer
  • Science Technician
  • Calibration Technician
  • Fibre Technologist
  • Optics Technical Officer
  • Physics Technical Officer
  • Textile Technical Officer
  • Chemistry Technical Officer
  • Life Science Technical Officer
  • Earth Science Technical Officer
  • Geochemical Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Technical Officer
  • Geoscience Laboratory Technician
  • Hydrographical Technical Officer
  • Hydrological Technical Officer
  • Meteorological Observer
  • Seismology Technical Officer
  • Soil Science Technical Officer
  • Water Resources Technical Officer
  • Biological Technical Officer
  • Botanical Technical Officer
  • Ecological Technical Officer
  • Environmental Technical Officer
  • Fisheries Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technician
  • Wood Technologist
  • Zoology Technical Officer
  • Chemical Instrumentation Officer
  • Chemical Process Analyst
  • Chemistry Laboratory Technician
  • Dairy Laboratory Technician
  • Petroleum Laboratory Technician
  • Sugar Laboratory Assistant
  • Earth Science Laboratory Technician