DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Occupational Description:Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||1,270||101||$22.10/hr||$0.42/hr||$15.60/hr||$18.49/hr||$21.91/hr||$25.93/hr||$29.05/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation||3,030||$31.40/hr||N/A|
|Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists||1,530||$28.61/hr||N/A|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologists||150||$35.08/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
- Conducts quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood, urine, and spinal fluid.
- Conducts blood tests for transfusion purposes.
- Tests vaccines for sterility and virus inactivity.
- Draws blood from patient, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.
- Prepares standard volumetric solutions and reagents used in testing.
- Inoculates fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
- Incubates bacteria for specified period and prepares vaccines and serums by standard laboratory methods.
- Performs blood counts, using microscope.