The average hourly pay for a Medical Laboratory Technician with Generalist Duties skills in Houston, Texas is $21.42.
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Job Description for Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical laboratory technicians perform standard medical lab tests such as blood tests, immunoassays, and cultures. They must be able to work independently to take lab tests and interpret patient results. They also must work with other health care professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to solve medical problems. Additionally, they are responsible for phlebotomy work, which includes the collection and preparation of patient samples, such as blood, urine, or stool. They must observe patient con…Read more
Medical Laboratory Technician Tasks
- Perform calibration, testing, and quality control checks for all laboratory tests.
- Identify and follow through on potential problems that may negatively affect patient test results.
- Follow health and safety regulations when obtaining patient specimens.
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Popular Skills for Medical Laboratory Technician
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting, Microbiology, Phlebotomy and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Technician
An early career Medical Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.45 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Medical Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.77 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Medical Laboratory Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.01 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
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