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The A-Z of Careers and Jobs, 21st Edition by Susan Hodgson

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LABORATORY WORK

Laboratory technician

(see also Medical and Healthcare Science)

Assisting with research, helping to diagnose diseases, measuring pollution levels and developing new products – these are some of the tasks you would undertake as a lab technician. Laboratory assistants ensure that equipment is clean and in working order. They set up experiments and investigations and record data. They may also be involved in stock control, monitoring and ordering chemicals, equipment and other supplies. Laboratory technicians work in education, in medicine, in the pharmaceutical industry, in food science and in research laboratories of every kind. Those working in education help school and college students to use equipment safely and record results ...

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