Pay for science technicians varies depending on their type of work, such as agricultural, chemistry, medical, life science or earth science.
Science technicians earn an average of $52,000 a year.
Source : Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 'Occupational Outlook Science Technicians', 2017.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Science technicians may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Science technicians need to have :
Science technicians :
To become a science technician you need to have a relevant science or technology qualification.
Some employers require you to have a National Diploma in Science (Level 5 or 6), while others require a Bachelor of Science or a Master's degree in the relevant area of specialisation.
A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include maths, biology, chemistry and physics.
Science technicians need to be :
Useful experience for science technicians includes :
Science undergraduates often gain experience by working in a laboratory part time while studying.
Science technicians usually need to have good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses) and normal colour vision.