Medical Laboratory

Careers in Medical Laboratories
Phlemotomy technician
Job responsibilities
❀ Explaining the procedure to the patient
❀ Transporting the specimen in the proper manner to the designated location
❀ Obtaining the correct specimen in the correct manner
❀ Accurately labeling all samples
❀ Treating all samples correctly
Educational requirement
✰ High school diploma
✰ Approved phlebotomy program
✰ Clinical practice
Medical laboratory assistant
Job responsibilities
❀ Performing waived lab tests
❀ Testing urine with chemical reagent strips
❀ Transmitting accurate and timely reports to the physician
❀ Collecting capillary blood samples
❀ Collecting throat specimens for culture of organisms
Educational requirements
✰ Graduation from accredited program
✰ Passing a national examination
Medical laboratory technician
Job resposibilities
❀ Operate automated instruments
❀ Perform moderate complexity tests
❀ Troubleshoot problems with the equipment
❀ Maintaining quality control for the tests being performed
❀ Prepare chemical solutions
Educational requirements
✰ Minimum of two-year degree
✰ Passing a national certification examination
Medical laboratory scientist
Job resposibilities
❀ Identifying fungi, parasites, or bacteria
❀ Testing for genetic mutation
❀ Perform therapeutic drug tests
❀ Developing procedures, quality control, and quickly assurance
❀ Detecting the presence of leukemia, anemia, clotting disorders, and other blood disorders
❀ Teaching laboratory students
Educational requirement
✰ Minimum of four-year degree
✰ Passing a national certification examination
Histotechnician
Job responsibilities
❀ Carrying out detailed staining procedures
❀ Assisting in the sampling of body tissue specimens
❀ Working closely with a pathologist
❀ Using various chemicals to preserve tissues
❀ Working with delicate instruments and sharp knives
Educational requirement
✰ Graduation from accredited program
✰ Passing a national examination
Histotechnologist
Job responsibilities
❀ Carrying out detailed staining procedures
❀ Working with delicate instruments and sharp knives
❀ Assisting in the sampling of body tissue specimens
❀ Working closely with a pathologist
❀ Using various chemicals to preserve tissues
Educational requirement
✰ Minimum of four-year degree in an accredited program
✰ Passing a national certification examination
Cytotechnologist
Job resposibilities
❀ Prepare and stain slides
❀ Troubleshoot staining problems
❀ Use the microscope to examine cells
❀ Determine if cells are normal or cancerous, or display signs of another disease
❀ Working closely with a pathologist
Educational requirement
✰ Minimum of four-year degree in an accredited program
✰ Passing a national certification examination
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