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Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $42,185
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $32.70
    Median: $38.31
    Experienced: $45.23
  • Growth (2014-2019)18%
  • Openings (2014-2019)71
  • Current Employment 1,214
  • Projected Employment 1,273
  • Typical Entry-level Education Bachelor's degree

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Clinical Research
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Clinical Study/Trials
  • Chemistry
  • Medical Terminology
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Organization
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Quality Assurance and Control

occupational tasks

  • Conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine or spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal or abnormal components
  • Analyze laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results
  • Operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers or computer-controlled analyzers
  • Collect and study blood samples to determine the number of cells, their morphology or their blood group, blood type or compatibility for transfusion purposes, using microscopic techniques
  • Enter data from analysis of medical tests or clinical results into computer for storage

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)