The primary responsibilty of a laboratory administrator is to keep their laboratory running as efficiently as possible. Along with managing staff and their timetables, laboratory administrators work with partners inside and outside the organization to help fulfill their needs. Laboratory administrators are in charge of prioritizing each project and supervising the workload within the establishment. They not only need to have great leadership and motivation skills, but having a quality understanding of problem-solving will be essential in your position, as laboratory adminstrators are typically the first line of defense when things go wrong. Anticipating possible problems is also routine when mapping out the day's duties.
This is an experience heavy position and as such, many companies will require a bachelor's degree specializing in a field similar to the laboratory's industry. Laboratory administrators traditionally work full-time and can have days that go over ten hours. They're typically the first one in and the last one out of the office. Laboratory administrators can make between $46,000 and $102,000, depending on field, experience, and level of expertise.