Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists


Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
Also called: Chief Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), Medical Laboratory Technologist (Medical Lab Tech), Medical Technologist (MT)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

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
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • MEDITECH software
  • Test result delivery software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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