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Medical Technologist

Medical technologists are licensed healthcare professionals who work in hospitals or independent labs, and use sophisticated procedures and equipment to perform tests on blood and bodily fluids. The samples are then analyzed for chemical content, cell count, drug levels, blood type, and any microorganisms like bacteria or parasites.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare samples for examination
  • Use automated equipment and specialized instrumentation
  • Perform numerous tests simultaneously
  • Interpret results accurately
  • Deliver test results to physicians, researchers, or patients
  • Cross-match blood for transfusions

Education and Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Licensure and certification vary by state
  • Professional certification preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be detail-oriented
  • Need to have the ability to use sophisticated medical equipment
  • Have a flexible schedule with the ability to be on call
  • Must be able to handle standing for long periods of time

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