Technical officers conduct a wide range of sampling and testing and have broad scientific and technical knowledge and skills. Technical officers perform laboratory tests, analyse test data and carry out a range of technical functions to support scientists. They may work in physical science areas such as physics, chemistry, biotechnology and engineering.
Technical officers may…
Technical officers usually work indoors in laboratories. They often come in contact with dangerous chemicals, so are required to wear protective clothing such as laboratory coats and safety glasses.
To work as a technical officer you will usually require a Diploma of Laboratory Technology.
With experience, and possibly some further training, technical officer s can work as a senior technical officer.
Of course you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
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