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– Medical Lab Technician

What do clinical lab technicians do?

They collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyze body fluids and record 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
  • Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment (microscopes, 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 medical records
  • Discuss results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures

Job Outlook:

Overall employment of clinical lab technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.

More information: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm

Median Annual Pay

$25.54 | Hourly


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