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Airplane technician working on an airplane's wing

A technician is a worker in a field of technology who is proficient in the relevant skill and technique, with a relatively practical understanding of the theoretical principles.[1]


The term technician covers many different specialisations. These include:


In the UK a shortage of skilled technicians in the science, engineering and technology sectors[2][3] has led to various campaigns to encourage more people to become technicians and to promote the role of technician.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Technician". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ Report for The Gatsby Charitable Foundation[1]
  3. ^ Report for HEFCE