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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow faster than the average through 2018. Although hospitals will continue to be the major employer of medical technologists, nonhospital medical and diagnostic laboratories, offices of physicians, and blood and organ banks will offer the best employment opportunities. The number of medical technologist positions to be filled are expected to exceed the number of qualified applicants, increasing employment opportunities. Also, the development of new types of tests and the population growth will add to the demand for medical technologists.