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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist

What They Do:

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances. Many of these professionals work in the hospital setting as well as medical and diagnostic laboratories and doctor’s offices. 

Also Known As:

Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Histologist Technologist, Medical Laboratory Technologist (Medical Lab Tech), Medical Technologist (MT), Microbiology Technologist

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate’s Degree: 2 years
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologists Bachelor's Degree: 3-4 years

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