MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Earn a great living performing life-saving lab work. Become a Medical Laboratory Technician.
CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS
Salary Range Potential:
COMPUTER SAVVY, ANALYTICAL THINKING, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, PROBLEM SOLVING – TROUBLE SHOOTING, MATHEMATICS
Types of Employers:
HOSPITAL LABORATORIES, PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES, REFERENCE LABORATORIES, BIOMEDICAL COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES, INDUSTRIAL MEDICAL LABORATORIES, MILITARY, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES, FORENSIC MEDICINE
With salaries of up to $55K or more, this could be the ideal career for you. Learn more about this exciting field and your training options.
Laboratory tests play a vital role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and in keeping people healthy. These tests are performed by Medical Laboratory Technicians, working under the supervision of physicians, pathologists and other medical professionals. Medical Laboratory Technicians also develop data on the blood, tissues and fluids of the human body—data that is used to diagnose and treat diseases and illnesses.
Medical Laboratory Technicians work in a variety of settings, including hospital laboratories, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies, industrial medical laboratories, universities and forensic medicine facilities. Employment opportunities are expected to grow by 14% over the next ten years as the population grows older, thus requiring more lab work.
Employers usually require an associate degree. Several Mississippi schools offer training in this growing field so learn more about your options today.
AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES
RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,9250%
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,1770%
RETAIL TRADE - $24,9560%
REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,1720%
TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,2820%