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Laboratory Testing Technicians

History

The occupation of laboratory testing technician goes back almost to prehistoric times when humans first learned to convert earth-derived materials into tools, weapons, and medicines. Similarly the early alchemists who experimented with various combinations of elements set the stage for the careers of the modern-day laboratory testing technician.

The career of laboratory testing technician really began with the onset of the Industrial Revolution. As production increased and technology became a large part of the new manufacturing processes, more and more laboratory technicians were hired to test products to make sure they met performance standards. They were often required to help design new products.

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