2017 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Median Pay: US$50,550
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Summary
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Duties

Medical laboratory technologists and technicians typically do the following:

  • Analyze body fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples, and record normal or abnormal findings
  • Study blood samples for use in transfusions by identifying the number of cells, the cell morphology or the blood group, blood type, and compatibility with other blood types
  • Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment, such as microscopes and cell counters
  • Use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time
  • Log data from medical tests and enter results into a patient's medical record
  • Discuss results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with physicians
  • Supervise or train medical laboratory technicians

Both technicians and technologists perform tests and procedures that physicians and surgeons or other healthcare personnel order. However, technologists perform more complex tests and laboratory procedures than technicians do. For example, technologists may prepare specimens and perform detailed manual tests, whereas technicians perform routine tests that may be more automated. Medical laboratory technicians usually work under the general supervision of medical laboratory technologists or laboratory managers.

Technologists in small laboratories perform many types of tests; in large laboratories, they sometimes specialize. The following are examples of types of specialized medical laboratory technologists:

Blood bank technologists, or immunohematology technologists, collect blood, classify it by type, and prepare blood and its components for transfusions. 

Clinical chemistry technologists prepare specimens and analyze the chemical and hormonal contents of body fluids. 

Cytotechnologists prepare slides of body cells and examine these cells with a microscope for abnormalities that may signal the beginning of a cancerous growth. 

Immunology technologists examine elements of the human immune system and its response to foreign bodies. 

Microbiology technologists examine and identify bacteria and other microorganisms. 

Molecular biology technologists perform complex protein and nucleic acid tests on cell samples.

Like technologists, medical laboratory technicians may work in several areas of the laboratory or specialize in one particular area. For example, histotechnicians cut and stain tissue specimens for pathologists, who are doctors who study the cause and development of diseases at a microscopic level.

Technologists and technicians often specialize after they have worked in a particular area for a long time or have received advanced education or training in that area.

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Medical Laboratory Technician - Day

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Medical Laboratory Technician is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. Exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and deals with issue resolution...
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Rheumatology - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Responsible for clinical duties such as taking vital signs, giving injections, performing simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawing blood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment, and maintaining examination rooms at an outpatient care site.Responsibilities: A listing of the key...
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Medical Laboratory Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Medical Laboratory Technician is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. Exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and deals with issue resolution...
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Urgent Care - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Pediatrics - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Orthopaedics

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (PT), Family Medicine - Days

Type: Part Time
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Endocrinology - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Neurology - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Family Medicine

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (part time) - Kendal At Hanover

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II FlexChoice (PRN), Hematology/Oncology - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Ortho - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II FlexChoice (per diem), Internal Medicine - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Pediatrics - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Responsible for clinical duties such as taking vital signs, giving injections, performing simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawing blood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment, and maintaining examination rooms at an outpatient care site.Responsibilities: A listing of the key...
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Family Medicine - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant (PRN), System Staffing Office - FlexChoice Regional

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Responsible for clinical duties such as taking vital signs, giving injections, performing simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawing blood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment, and maintaining examination rooms at an outpatient care site.Responsibilities: A listing of the key...
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Cardiology - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Medical Assistant II (FT), Internal Medicine - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Responsible for clinical duties such as taking vital signs, giving injections, performing simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawing blood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment, and maintaining examination rooms at an outpatient care site.Responsibilities: A listing of the key...
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Medical Assistant II (Temporary/FT) Dermatology/MOHs - Days

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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