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Clinical Lab Scientist Clinical Lab Scientists aid doctors in diagnosing illnesses by conducting lab tests and maintaining lab tests and equipment. Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences or Medical Technology required; must obtain Clinical Laboratory Technician certification. Bachelor's
Clinical Lab Technologist Clinical Lab Technologists analyze bodily fluids that may reveal the nature of a patient’s illness. 4,440 $59,520 Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences required, with Clinical Laboratory Technician certification. Bachelor's
Medical/Clinical Lab Technician Medical/Clinical Lab Technicians maintain lab equipment, conduct blood and urine tests, and analyze the results to detect disease. 2,670 $59,520 Associate’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology required, with a Clinical Laboratory Technician certification. Associate's
Phlebotomy Technician Phlebotomy Technicians collect, store, and transport blood samples for testing and analysis. High school/vocational-technical degree and completion of training program required; after performing 100 venipunctures and 25 skin punctures, must pass Phlebotomist Technician certification exam. High school/ vocational technical school
Cytotechnologist Cytotechnologists scrutinize cells for patterns and abnormalities. They diagnose the causes and nature of diseases and provide information to make appropriate treatment plans. $51,720 Bachelor’s degree, licensure by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Bachelor’s degree
Histologic Technicians / Histotechnologists Histologic technicians prepare slides of tissue specimens from surgeries, autopsies and/or research procedures for microscopic examination by processing and cutting tissues, mounting them on glass slides, and staining them with dyes to make the details visible under the microscope. Histotechnologists perform more complex tasks than histologic technicians, including procedures associated with enzyme and immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence. All histotechnologists share common characteristics such as being accurate, reliable, and a good problem solver; they work well under pressure and complete tasks once started. They are deeply committed to their profession in patient care. Work Environment Most histologic technicians and histotechnologists work in hospital or large reference medical laboratories. Others may work in research institutions, pharmaceutical or industrial laboratories, or government agencies. $44,373 To become a histologic technician, completion of a histotechnology educational program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), or a two-year associate degree plus one year on-the-job training in a histology laboratory is required. A histotechnologist must have a Bachelor’s degree and one year of additional laboratory experience or have a Bachelor’s degree and completion of a NAACLS-accredited histotechnology program. Associate’s Degree / Bachelor's Degree