Sample 1 - State of California

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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
(SOC Code : 29-2012)
in California

Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Associate degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$22.06$16.30$20.48$26.39

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202216,00020,5004,50028.1870

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Medical Laboratory TechnicianCalifornia Department of Public Health
Laboratory Field Services
Personnel Licensing section
www.cdph.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,40633.2%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,67532.0%
Offices of Physicians 63,21810.2%
Outpatient Care Centers 7,5479.9%
Colleges and Universities 2,3173.0%
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,8912.7%
Employment Services 6,7261.5%
Other Hospitals 1461.4%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science & Allied Professions, Ot
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases and enter findings into computer.
Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
Analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical or electrical devices.
Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs, or narratives.
Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found.
Prepare standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
Inoculate fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
Collect blood or tissue samples from patients, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Histologic Technicians; Laboratory Assistants; Laboratory Associates; Laboratory Technicians; Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs); Phlebotomists; Toxicology Laboratory Technicians
 
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