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Careers in the Medical Laboratory

Histotechnologist

Phlebotomist

Cytotechnologist

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Scientist

Pathologist

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Pathologist:Duties and Responsibilities:• Examine body fluids or tissues to diagnose diseases• May preform autopsies to determine cause of deathEducational Requirements• Earn bachelor’s degree• Undergraduate studies• attend an accredited medical school and earn either a Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree or a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree• Perform pathology residency• Specialize further through a 1-2 year pathology fellowshipCertification Requirements• Must pass the National Board Certification ExamLicense Requirements (License not required)• Passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination to become a medical doctor• Or passing the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam to become an osteopathic doctorSalary• $248,878 a year

Medical Laboratory: ScientistDuties and Responsibilities:• Identify infectious disease• Analysis of blood to detect disorders• Measure the presence of antibodies• Assure quality of blood for transfusions• Conduct laboratory testsEducational Requirements• Associates degree integrating general education or program that focuses on technical courses• Complete a baccalaureate degree programCertification Requirements• Certification required• Obtain general certification as medical laboratory technician or certification in a specialty• Complete accredited education program• Continuing education is requiredLicense Requirements• Bachelor’s degree• ASCP Board of Certification Exam for International Medical TechnologistSalary • $46,680 per year $22.44 per hour

Medical Laboratory TechnicianDuties and Responsibilities• Prepare samples for analysis• Identify microorganisms• Monitor tests/procedures• Analyze chemical contents of fluid• Match blood for transfusionsEducational Requirements• Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or life sciences• Complete associates degree program • 1 year certificate program is recommendedCertification Requirements• Must pass National Certification Examination• Continuing education required every 2 yearsLicense Requirements• Obtain a Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel licenseSalary• $46,680 per year $22.44 per hour

HistotechnologistDuties and Responsibilities• Cut sections of body tissues to examine• Freeze tissue specimens• Examine slides under microscopesEducational Requirements• Education in HT Program accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences• OR associate degree• Training Certification Requirements• American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Requirements• Not required, but highly recommended License• File application for licensureSalary• $60,000 a year

CytotechnologistDuties and Responsibilities• Examine specimen to detect abnormalities• Collect cell samples• Provide patient clinical dataEducational Requirements• Bachelor’s degree in clinical/medical technology• Yearlong clinicalCertification Requirements • Pass national certification exam from Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology License Requirements• Bachelors Degree• Must be renewed every 2 years• ASCP Certification• Board-approved course in HIV/AIDS• 2 hours training on prevention of medical errorsSalary• $67,104 a year

PhlebotomistDuties and Responsibilities• Obtains blood specimens by performing venipuncture’s and finger sticks• Monitors glucose levels of patient• Maintains quality results• Resolves unusual test ordersEducational Requirements• It is recommended to get Certificate, Associate’s, or Bachelor’s degree• 2-4 year degree is recommendedCertification Requirements• Certification from American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)• Require six months of fulltime work experience and evidence of 100 successful venipuncture’s and 25 skin punctures to take certification examLicense Requirements• Certification from national organizationSalary• $30,438 a year

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