Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians


Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Also called: Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Assistant (Lab Assistant), Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Medical digital imaging software
  • MEDITECH software
    Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • FileMaker Pro

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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