What does a Laboratory Technologist do?

Clinical laboratory technologists perform research and conduct technical procedures in a laboratory or clinical setting. Their work frequently involves materials and concepts of a highly sophisticated or complex nature. They perform advanced testing, conduct experiments, and gather information using a variety of other research methods. They commonly use sensitive and complicated tools and equipment, guided by cutting-edge programs and platforms. They collect and analyze data and compile reports highlighting significant findings. They are also responsible for maintaining and calibrating lab equipment.

Clinical laboratory technologists typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field, and a background involving clinical research. They must have hands-on experience operating and maintaining laboratory equipment. These roles require meticulous attention to detail, and strong data analysis skills.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Laboratory Technologist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$66,513 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $67K
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Clinical Laboratory Associate I
May 24, 2021

“I quit because that place was getting too toxic for my taste besides the fact that there is no career growth opportunities.”

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Laboratory Technologist
Aug. 21, 2020

“Work/life balance can be difficult.”

Laboratory Technologist
Mar. 20, 2021

“good work and life balance.”

Molecular Technologist II
Dec. 2, 2020

“Everyone I worked with cared about about doing the best work for our patients and it inspired me to do the same when I joined.”

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DNA Lab Technologist
Feb. 18, 2021

“Job security is not great”

American Sleep MedicineAmerican Sleep Medicine
Sleep Technologist
Jul. 28, 2021

“Very Good work life balance”

Alliance Sleep Center
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Sep. 28, 2020

“It was a good location”

Diagnostic Technologist
Apr. 19, 2021

“Great people to work with”

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