Medical technologists, as the title implies, deal heavily with medical technologies. These clinical professionals work in a laboratory setting and often perform routine and clinical testing using a range of medical equipment. They must also measure the results provided from technology and compare them to the current patient data to analyze accuracy.
These technologists may specialize in certain clinical areas; however, they are responsible for similar safety precautions to avoid error or injury. Likewise, all medical technologists must maintain a clear and clean laboratory station to ensure that sanitation is not an error-causing factor in equipment calibration.
- Test, maintain, and evaluate medical technology
- Troubleshoot medical technology with errors
- Record and input data from medical testing
- Operate medical equipment according to mechanical instruction
- Conduct quality control analyses on medical equipment
- Perform routine blood tests and collect blood samples
Qualifications and Skills
- High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Active Medical Technologist certification
- 1+ years’ of clinical laboratory experience
- Proficiency with word processing software