A technician is a worker in a field of technology who is proficient in the relevant skill and technique,[1] with a relatively practical understanding of the theoretical principles.[2]

Airplane technician working on an airplane's wing


The term technician covers many different specialisations. These include:


In the UK, a shortage of skilled technicians in the science, engineering and technology sectors[3][4] has led to various campaigns to encourage more people to become technicians and to promote the role of technician.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ dictionary.cambridge.org
  2. ^ "Technician". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ Report for The Gatsby Charitable Foundation[1]
  4. ^ Report for HEFCE