What does a Technical Assistant do?

Technical assistants perform a broad range of basic administrative support duties. They conduct data entry, process invoices, manage vendor payments, and manage calendars and appointment scheduling. Much of their role involves the preparation, processing, and archiving of various types of documentation and paperwork, including applications, inspection and inventory logs, delivery records, timesheets, requisition forms, and various types of agreements and contracts. They may act as a liaison relaying information and documents between numerous departments and staff members. They may also handle routine correspondence and respond to general inquiries.

Technical assistants have an associate degree in a business discipline, although additional training or education is an advantage. They should be proficient with common office software programs such as Excel. These roles require strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

What responsibilities are common for Technical Assistant jobs?
  • Manage storage by wrangling data through archiving, removing data and following resource management best practices.
  • Work to ensure full resource utilization during shift.
  • Operate lab instrumentation independently including complex troubleshooting and scheduling field service calls as deemed necessary.
  • Perform specimen handling, control and tracking functions, which may include the handling of potentially infectious/carcinogenic materials.
  • Perform all specimen processing procedures, monitor all staff for quality, productivity and efficiency and ensure all policies and procedures are followed.
  • Perform all laboratory procedures, including QC, specimen collection, processing, testing and reporting of lab results.
  • Assist in the evaluation of new or modified techniques when required.
  • Advise and assist in the orientation and training of other personnel on equipment and software as necessary.
  • Report any machine problems or general issues that hinder the completion of renders to the appropriate department.
  • Participate in development projects. write production and pipeline scripts and tools as required to support ongoing technology efforts.
What are the typical qualifications for Technical Assistant jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, computer science, or business.
  • Technical assistance background.
  • Able to react quickly and calmly in urgent situations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, hospital staff and the public.
  • Demonstrated manual dexterity capabilities.
  • Meticulous attention to detail a must.
  • Familiarity with writing protocols.
  • Must have strong leadership and critical thinking skills.
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Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Technical Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹21,611 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹13T
Median: ₹22T
₹45T
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Technical Assistant Career Path

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Technical Assistant

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
32%
2 - 4
21%
5 - 7
3%
8+
44%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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CeMMCeMM
Technical Assistant
9 Jan 2021

“It’s a great opportunity to gain knew knowledge in different fields and one of the best references for the future.”

RDH Building ScienceRDH Building Science
Technical Staff
4 Nov 2020

“Good training on report writing (this wildly depends on who you get as a mentor or PM).”

Shivam InfotechShivam Infotech
Technical Assistant
24 Jul 2022

“Good good good good good”

KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology
Technical Assistant
31 Mar 2022

“Good good good good good”

City University of Hong KongCity University of Hong Kong
Technical Assistant
25 Jun 2021

“Good good good good good”

Corrosion ServiceCorrosion Service
Technical Assistant
22 May 2022

“Overtime pay is good.”

University of Central FloridaUniversity of Central Florida
Library Technical Assistant, Senior
3 Feb 2022

“Low salary for requested jobs and required qualifications (i.e.”

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland SecurityOklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Public Assistance Specialist
23 May 2021

“It has slow career growth if you’re younger/ do not have a college degree yet.”

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