Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Common job titles of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
45.93% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
30.9% said they needed a Associate's Degree.
Prepare standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
Perform medical research to further control or cure disease.
Inoculate fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases and enter findings into computer.
Analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical or electrical devices.
Supervise or instruct other technicians or laboratory assistants.
Collect blood or tissue samples from patients, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.
Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs, or narratives.
Test raw materials, processes, or finished products to determine quality or quantity of materials or characteristics of a substance.
Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating, and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found.
Cut, stain, and mount tissue samples for examination by pathologists.
Triple beam balances
Tissue embedding equipment
Tissue cassettesAll Tools
Sterile transfer tubes
Sterile blood lancets
Serology tube rotators
Semiautomated hematology analyzers
Portable coagulation analyzers
Laminar flow hoods
Laboratory vacuum pumps
Homologous test systems
Heterologous test systems
Hematology task-targeted automation TTA systems
Glucose monitoring systems
Gas chromatographs GC
Evacuated blood collection tubes
Dry bath incubators
Differential hematology analyzers with laser technology
Collection tube holders/adapters
Blood culture incubators
Blood collection syringes
Blood collection needles
Blood bank refrigerators
Blood agar plates
Automated/semi-automated dipstick analysis systems
Automated platelet analyzers
Automated coagulation analyzers
Automated chemistry analyzers
Antigen-coated test plates
8 and 12 channel pipettes
5-part differential automated hematology analyzers
National Instruments LabVIEW
Commercial plate reader software
Electronic medical record EMR software
FileMaker ProAll Technologies
Hematology laboratory workflow management software
Laboratory information system LIS
Medical digital imaging software
Medical system integration software
Microscopic image capturing software
Quality control software
Reimbursement screening software
Specimen tracking software
Sunquest Information Systems Sunquest Laboratory
Test result delivery software
Test routing software
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Teaching others how to do something.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.