Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist Salary
The average rate for a Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist is $24.18 per hour.
|Salary||$35,216 - $75,034|
|Bonus||$100.00 - $4,935|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$35,950 - $71,554|
|Hourly Rate||$17.17 - $33.39|
|Overtime||$19.23 - $51.90|
|Bonus||$100.00 - $4,935|
|Total Pay (||$35,950 - $71,554|
Job Description for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist
A medical/clinical laboratory technologist is responsible for the analysis and testing of a variety of human bodily fluids including blood and urine. The technologist may be responsible for collecting these substances as well, and should therefore be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds.Read More...
The technologist must have a basic understanding of anatomy and medical science. A state certification as a medical technologist is generally required. A bachelor's degree in medical technology and/or microbiology is generally preferred.
Good organizational skills are necessary to correctly label samples and to report correct results. Applicants must be able to efficiently communicate test results to supervisors and/or patients. Working knowledge of laboratory equipment involved in microscopy, titration, urinalysis and phlebotomy are necessary to achieve correct analysis of samples and to maintain a lab's functionality and cleanliness.
Understanding and correct use of sterilization techniques, personal protective equipment (including latex gloves, lab jackets, and/or safety goggles), and the risks associated with handling human bodily fluids are extremely important in order to maintain a healthy environment for workers and patients. Technologists must also adhere to the 1974 Privacy Act in regards to any sample results they have access to in order to protect the privacy of all patients. Their work is performed indoors and is generally done during normal business hours. Technologists should have good vision and feel comfortable examining samples under a microscope, and must be able to identify abnormalities if present. Technologists may need to stand and walk frequently.
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist Tasks
- Evaluate and interpret laboratory test results.
- Maintain laboratory and laboratory equipment.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
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Pay by Experience for a Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 600 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 271 salaries. An experienced Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 243 salaries. A Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 255 salaries.
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