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.
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!
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