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CLINICAL LAB/MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
Daily Tasks
Analyze blood, serum or tissue for evidence of diseases using manual methods or automated machines. The results are then repoted to physicians to assist with diagnose/treatment of patients.
Skills/Talents
Multitasking skills, ability to work under pressure, human relation skills, ability to adjust to change, good communication skills, analytical skills, problem-solving skills, desire for continuing education.
Work Setting
Laboratories on campus.
Work Hours
Variable schedule, including weekend hours, dictated by assignments and workload.
Education
Bachelor's degree in clinical lab science.
Qualifications
Certification as a medical technologist (ASCP) is desired.
Recommended High School Classes
college prep, computer applications, health sciences, advanced biology, advanced chemistry, and advanced math
Minnesota Median Salary
$27.96/hour ($58,984/yr)
Clinical Lab Science/Medical Technologist
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Clinical Lab/Medical Technologist