All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $89,363
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $16.53
    Median: $20.28
    Experienced: $25.30
  • Growth (2014-2019)9%
  • Openings (2014-2019)137
  • Current Employment 2,080
  • Projected Employment 2,190
  • Typical Entry-level Education Associate degree

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Phlebotomy
  • Experiments
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Organization
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Detail-Oriented

occupational tasks

  • Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases and enter findings into computer
  • Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts
  • Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities
  • Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment
  • Analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical or electrical devices

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)