Medical Technologists

Medical technologists, also called clinical laboratory technologists, are health professionals whose jobs include many health care roles. They perform laboratory tests essential to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. They work under the direction of laboratory managers and pathologists. Approximately 328,100 medical technologists and technicians are employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Skills
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required