Find out more about the work technicians do across a range of sectors. Discover what employers are looking for and how to apply for the role you want.
Some people know exactly what type of work they’d like to do. Others aren’t so sure. Either way, it’s worth doing a little research because many different types of companies need technicians. There’s an incredible range of options.
The diagram below shows the variety of technician occupations in the UK. Have a look through the different roles and compare jobs in the careerometer underneath to find out more information on hours, wages and a bit more info on what the job entails.
For students and other prospective technicians
If you’re interested in STEM and might like to be a technician, there are many different types of careers to consider and a whole range of educational pathways.
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Technicians have never been in greater demand and there are openings everywhere. Technician roles offer good salaries and significant opportunities for career progression.
Make it happen for your children and support them to consider the wide range of technical opportunities:iCould Apprenticeships: resources for teachers and advisers Future Morph
Technicians do interesting, valuable work and their skills are in demand. Any bright young people with an interest in STEM subjects should be informed about all the exciting possibilities.
So, if you’re a teacher, make it happen for your students by telling them about these exciting possibilities:STEM Learning Amazing Apprenticeships Teen Tech
Why not compare occupations with our useful careerometer
The careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers.
The careerometer provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in hit the magnifying glass. You will see a drop down appear from which you can select your preferred occupation.
The data relating to hours and pay are estimates based on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (Office for National Statistics).
The pay estimates provided relate to mean pay for full-time jobs in an occupation.
The estimates of future employment prospects are projections taken from the Working Futures study and are based on past employment trends.