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Medical Laboratory Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts job growth for medical laboratory technicians to be faster than the average through 2018. Competition for jobs, however, may be strong. One reason for this increased competition is the overall national effort to control health care costs. Hospitals, where most medical laboratory technicians are employed, will seek to control costs in part through cutting down on the amount of laboratory testing they do and, consequently, the personnel they require.