Love working with a microscope? Fascinated by pathology and cellular biology? Build a career as a medical or clinical laboratory technician.
Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Medical or clinical laboratory technicians typically perform some or all of the following:
Medical or clinical laboratory technicians with an associate’s degree can expect to earn a median salary of $33,745, whereas laboratory technicians with a bachelor’s degree typically earn a median wage of $39,461.
Job opportunity growth for this career is forecasted to increase at a rate of 15% per year nationally. North Carolina has a higher-than-average demand for medical or clinical laboratory technicians. Job demand is forecasted to increase at a rate of 27.64% per year in North Carolina.
Most medical or clinical laboratory technicians have an undergraduate certificate, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree. A certificate from NC State is highly regarded in the field of microbiology.
Medical technologists and laboratory scientists typically supervise laboratory technicians. With experience and advanced education, medical laboratory technicians can advance to become medical technologists. Both start their careers with deep knowledge of microbiology as provided in this certificate program.
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