A medical laboratory technician conducts various tests of bodily fluids in a lab setting. Tests may occur for routine lab work, cholesterol readings, or tests for infections.
Completing a two-year college program in clinical laboratory science or a related field is necessary to work in these positions. A "technologist" will likely require a four-year bachelor’s degree.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Medical laboratory technicians typically work in hospitals, doctor's offices, and diagnostic laboratories or clinics.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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