Day in the Life
work under a wide variety of conditions. Some occasionally work irregular
hours to monitor experiments that cannot be completed during regular
working hours. Forest and conservation
technicians perform much of their work outdoors, sometimes in remote
Advances in automation and information technology require technicians to
operate more sophisticated laboratory equipment. Science technicians
make extensive use of computers, electronic measuring equipment, and
traditional experimental apparatus.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by
the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.