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Medical Laboratory Technician

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Medical lab technicians conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine using microscopes or automatic analyzers to detect abnormalities, diseases, or substances. They log their findings in a database or forward their reports as directed. They may further analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure their tests are conforming to exact specifications. The lab technician is responsible for set up, maintenance, calibration, and sterilization of medical lab equipment.

Career Details

Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Health Science

County: Travis, Williamson, and Hays

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Medical Laboratory Tech (ACC)

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Career Driven Skills Needed:

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Highly organized, detail oriented, strong work ethic, attentive, takes direction, trained in medical laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, quality management, accessioning, pathology, and hematology

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Average salary for experienced professionals is $57K, entry-level pay starts around $14-15 an hour