Cytogenetic Technologists :

Analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, and blood to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $58,560.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,063
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.23 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze organic compounds
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems
Analyze biological material samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Analyze medical or health data
Perform medical research
Analyze laboratory findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Collect blood or tissue samples
Collect biological specimens
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments

Getting Information

Conduct medical laboratory tests
Collect clinical data
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to medical equipment
Conduct biological research
Conduct clinical investigations
Conduct laboratory research or experiments

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Genetic Disorders
Medical Technology
Board Certified/Board Eligible

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