Profession

Clinical Laboratory Technician


Description

Clinical lab technicians (according to study.com) work in laboratory settings and are responsible for analyzing body fluids and tissues to determine any abnormalities. In addition to operating cell counters and microscopes, technicians may collect blood samples to identify cells or compare blood types. Work opportunities are available at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and physician offices

Job Prospect

Medium

Work Environment

Most clinical laboratory technicians work in hospitals. Some work in research institutes and clinics. Others are employed in commercial medical laboratories that run tests for doctors and hospitals on a fee basis. Clinical laboratory technicians perform routine tasks in the laboratory

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Diploma

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

Medical Labouratory technology, Medical Labouratory Science