Day in the Life
technicians generally work in clean, well-lighted, and well-ventilated
laboratories. They have limited contact with the public. Salaried
laboratory technicians usually work 40 hours a week, but some work part
time. At times, technicians wear goggles to protect their eyes, gloves
to handle hot objects, or masks to avoid inhaling dust. They may spend a
great deal of time standing.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.