Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians.mpg Video
Medical and Clinical laboratory personnel examine and analyze body fluids, and cells. They look for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test for drug levels in the blood that show how a patient is responding to treatment. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians generally have either an associate degree from a community or junior college or a certificate from a hospital, a vocational or technical school, or the Armed Forces. According The Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of Clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2018.