In the healthcare field, there are a number of professions that involve working in a clinical laboratory. These job titles include the Medical Laboratory Technicians, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist, and Phlebotomist. Each of these professions involves performing diagnostic tests on various body fluids and other tissues. See below for a brief overview of each profession, along with a link to more detailed information.
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Lab Techs typically work under the supervision of a Medical Technologist to prepare samples for analysis and conduct many of the more routine tests. Click here to learn more and view current Medical Laboratory Technician jobs.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Clinical Laboratory Scientists analyze patient samples to search for issues and determine their causes. They are required to maintain equipment and lab safety, write reports, and, most importantly, conduct research. If you would like to learn more, click here to view current Clinical Laboratory Scientist jobs.
Medical Technologists may oversee one or more Medical Lab Techs and analyze the results of various diagnostic tests on bodily fluids and tissue samples. They often deal with infectious diseases and are therefore required to ensure a safe and sterile lab environment. To learn more, click here to view current Medical Technologist jobs.
Phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from their patients. They then must take these samples and examine them in a laboratory to find diseases, bacteria, and cholesterol issues. If you would like to learn more, click to view current Phlebotomist jobs.