Career Description

Clinical laboratory technicians are required to conduct clinical tests in the laboratory by using various medical tools and equipments. These professionals need to conduct laboratory tests which help in detecting different medical conditions. They need to prepare medical reports based on the tests conducted and help the doctors in determining the treatment that patients should undergo. Clinical laboratory technicians need to work in association with the clinical laboratory technologists and doctors.

How to become a Clinical Laboratory Technician

It is essential to choose science at high school level if you want to get into this profession and attain good grades at this level. You may then go ahead and take admission in an associate’s degree course in a science subject or acquire a certificate from a hospital. Most employers provide on the job training to these professionals once they are hired.

Clinical Laboratory Technician career courses, training, programs

It is recommended to go for a 2 years accredited training program in laboratory technology from a college or university. There are more than hundred such programs which have been accredited by the committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation and four hundred such courses that have been accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Clinical Laboratory Technician career schools/ colleges, education

There are a number of schools and colleges that offer courses that help specialize in this profession. The admission in most of these cases is obtained on merit basis.

Top 5 colleges/ universities

  1. Harvard University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Stanford University
  4. Yale University
  5. University of California, Los Angeles

Clinical Laboratory Technician job opportunities, salaries/pay

There is an immense scope for clinical laboratory technicians these days. The remuneration provided to the clinical laboratory technician is also quite good. The average annual salary of a clinical laboratory technician is $30,840.