What does a Technologist do?
A medical technologist is responsible for performing professional laboratory work following established clinic procedures and performing chemical and biological tests on patient specimens for medical diagnosis. Medical technologists conduct laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. They analyze bodily fluids like blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine the presence of normal and abnormal components. Medical technologists typically work in laboratory facilities.
A Bachelor's Degree in medical technology along with 2 years experience is required for medical technologist positions. A valid ASCP certification is also required. Successful medical technologists possess a strong eye for detail and strong communication skills.