Medical Laboratory Technician

What Does A Medical Laboratory Technician Do?

A medical laboratory technician conducts various tests of bodily fluids in a lab setting. Tests may occur for routine lab work, cholesterol readings, or tests for infections.

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How Do I Become A Medical Laboratory Technician?

Completing a two-year college program in clinical laboratory science or a related field is necessary to work in these positions. A “technologist” will likely require a four-year bachelor’s degree.

What is the Average Salary For A Medical Laboratory Technician?

High – 61,000
Median – 38,000
Low – 26,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Medical Laboratory Technician?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Medical Laboratory Technician?

Medical laboratory technicians typically work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and diagnostic laboratories or clinics.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Medical Laboratory Technician?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Medical Laboratory Technician?