Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians :

Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $37,640.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,548
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 14.29 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Problem-solving
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Integrity
Written Communication
Professionalism

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
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
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Perform medical research
Analyze laboratory findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients

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
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Mix medical solutions safely according to instructions
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Prepare vaccines, biologicals, or serums
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments


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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
Phlebotomy Certification
Medical Technology
Microscope
Supervisory Skills
Urinalysis
Equipment Maintenance
Technical Support



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