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.
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NOCTI Healthcare Core
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Most medical laboratory technologists and technicians worked in hospitals in 2016. Others worked in medical and diagnostic laboratories or doctors’ offices.
How to Become a Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician
Medical laboratory technologists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Technicians usually need an associate degree or a postsecondary certificate.
The median annual wage for medical and clinical laboratory technicians was $38,950 in May 2016. The median annual wage for medical and clinical laboratory technologists was $61,070 in May 2016.
Overall employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
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