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Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical laboratory technicians run tests on patients to help doctors figure out what illness a patient has. They usually take samples of blood or cells and then put them on a slide to look at under a microscope. They are trying to see if the patient's samples are abnormal. This helps them figure out what kind of disease the patient may have. Lab technicians record the results and send them back to the doctor. They also take care of the laboratory equipment.

Entry-level skills: High school diploma or GED required, specific certification required; special skill with handling sensitive equipment; ability to make reasonable judgments based on evidence; detail-oriented

General Information
PAHealthCareers-Medical Laboratory Sciences

Associate Degrees
Community College of Philadelphia
Harcum College

Bachelor Degrees
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