The Coats Behind the Scenes

February 10, 2012

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Laboratory Technicians probably aren’t the first clinical staff member that comes to mind when you think about medical professionals. The Lab technicians, however, often have just as an important role as the doctors and nurses do.

Many people don’t know the difference between Technicians and Technologists. The easiest way to sum it up is that medical technicians are often supervised by medical lab technologists. The tasks that technicians perform are usually less complicated, such as analyzing specimens from medical patients using automated clinical devices. A medical lab technologist performs the more difficult procedures such as examining samples for parasites, bacteria, and microorganisms.

Medical technologists and technicians work in a variety of clinical facilities. Technicians are often found working in hospitals, medical facilities, diagnostic laboratories, and physician’s offices. Pay varies depending on the setting and type of job you take. At Fusion, we offer both temporary and permanent placement jobs. Illustrated above is the average pay scale of a Medical Technologist for both permanent and temporary placement jobs over the last two years according to Career Builder.

Fusion staffs many areas of the lab including MLT's, MT's, pathologists' assistants, histotechs, and phlebotomist. If you are a lab tech interested in the opportunities Fusion has to offer, please contact one of our account managers. www.fusionmedstaff.com

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