What do you call a person who works in a lab?

Lab Technician

or

Laboratory Technician?

While working with my personal statement consulting student, he turned around to me ask this very question:

What do you call a person who works in a lab?

At first, I couldn’t give him a straight answer because I felt like many possibilities were true.  So, I decided to do some research and share with all of you, the results. 

Searching for it, you get the typical rigmarole and fail to get a clear answer.  As a result, here we are and if you search for this, hopefully, we’ve given you the direct answer.  Cheers.

By the way, here are:

Other Terms use for “Someone Who Works in a Lab”

In Spanish the person who works in a LABORATORY is called LABORATORISTA

Casually, you could call them “lab rats,” or a “lab tech.”

The obvious, but sometimes overused term is “scientist.”  It’s very accurate in many cases.  Also, “biologist,” “chemist,” and other specific forms of specialists within science would apply.