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Technician, Medical and Clinical Laboratory
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPerform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$35,400 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsHours and other working conditions of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians vary, according to the size and type of employment setting. In large hospitals or in independent laboratories that operate continuously, personnel usually work the day, evening, or night shift and may work weekends and holidays.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree

SkillsInstructing, Active Listening, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesVisual Color Discrimination, Arm-Hand Steadiness, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

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