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What does a Medical Laboratory Technician do?

What job could be more rewarding than being part of a team that helps detect and diagnose illnesses and diseases in people so they can embark on the proper treatment plans and regain good health? If you are detail-oriented, ambitious, and hope to enter a field with outstanding employment and growth potential, take a closer look at a future career as a medical laboratory technician.

Medical laboratory technicians are essentially medical sleuths, finding answers to a number of various tests per requests from physicians. Using specialized lab techniques and equipment, technicians analyze blood, tissue, and other bodily fluids and then describe the findings so doctors can move forward with treatment strategies, further examination, or continued monitoring of the disease or illness. The information discovered by these professionals is crucial for the entire health care team, especially the patient.

Education and specialization for medical laboratory technicians

Those studying to become a medical laboratory technician are required to have their high school diploma before earning their associate degree in medical laboratory technology, which includes hands-on clinical training. They must then pass the national certification exam given by one of the following:
  • Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel
  • American Medical Technologists
Medical laboratory technician students can specialize in hematology, immunology, chemistry, blood banking, or microbiology. A background (high school courses) and deep interest in science and mathematics is a great benefit for anyone studying to enter the field.

Salaries and career potential for medical laboratory technicians

Jobs opportunities are expected to grow by about 14 percent for medical laboratory technicians, which is faster than average for all careers. Employment potential is excellent, especially in hospitals and testing laboratories.

Advancement opportunities for medical laboratory technicians

Medical laboratory technicians often take their experience, ambition, and further education to more advanced positions in the workplace, such as supervisory careers. You can pursue professional certification and degrees in a biological science, chemistry, business management, medical technology, computer science, or another specialized area to increase your chances for job advancement.

Take your scientific mind and desire to help to a new level by becoming part of the medical teams that assist patients with proper diagnoses and treatments.

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