JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 120
Even if traditional teaching isn't
your thing, there are lots of other
opportunities in the education sector
You'll be responsible for uploading
student data, maintaining financial
records and processing invoices. You
may also produce budgets for
What qualifications do I need?
A-levels, an AAT accounting
qualification and experience in
How much can I earn?
Between £25,000 and
£30,000 to start.
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Science technician/laboratory assistant
Researchers need back-up staff such as
technicians and laboratory assistants to
help them in their work. As a technician
you'll work as part of the team leading the
research and may also get the chance to
help take part. The job may also involve
preparing materials for practical classes,
providing technical support to students or
managing equipment and resources, so
it's very varied.
Lab assistants may be expected to
sterilise glassware, collect and organise
lab supplies, and carry out maintenance
tasks, including care of equipment.
What qualifications do I need? To be a
technician you need at least a GSCE-level
education, experience in the subject area,
good communication skills, a high level of
awareness of health and safety and an
ability to work as part of a team.
Lab assistants often require previous
experience in a lab, along with the ability
to carry out repetitive tasks, knowledge of
databases and spreadsheets, and good
organisational and team skills.
How much can I earn? Technician start at
£15,000 rising to £30,000. Lab assistants
start around £20,000 to £25,000.