Physical science laboratory technicians assist researchers with the design and development of high-tech products. They use optics and acoustic set-ups to characterize components and apparatuses, they characterize materials and participate in setting up and managing a laboratory or production site in applied physics. This is an exciting job that takes place in quiet environments. It requires an aptitude for math, science and technology. This career is for versatile, diligent and methodical people who possess good manual dexterity and enjoy problem solving.