Laboratory technician

A laboratory technician is a person who works in a laboratory performing procedures, maintaining equipment, assisting lead scientists with their work.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the term laboratory technician was in 1896[1]:

It [sc. a therapeutic property] is now totally abandoned by the advanced laboratory technicians.

The term is now well accepted usage.


  1. St Louis Clinique. 9: 395. 1896. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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