Dark Daily – Medical Laboratory Technologists a U.S. News & World Report “Best Career” for 2011

By | January 5, 2011

Dark Daily has an excellent article highlighting the listing of Medical Technologists/Clinical Laboratory Scientists careers in the latest U.S. News & World Report article on The 50 Best Careers of 2011.

Each year, USNWR publishes its analysis of the “50 Best Careers.” In each of the past two years, Lab Technician has made the list. According to the editors of U.S. News & World Report:

  • “Job growth is expected to be faster than average, with the number of clinical lab workers rising about 16% between 2008 and 2018, adding about 25,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department.
  • “Median annual take-home pay was $36,030 in 2009. For those at the top of the pay bracket, salaries can be more than $55,210.
  • “[Stress level] is pretty low, though hefty patient loads and keeping up with technological and regulatory issues can require some serious multi-tasking. You’ll be working in a clean, well-lighted lab most of the time.
  • “The lower-cost education is a highlight of this occupation. For entry-level work, you’ll likely need to have an associate’s degree or complete a certificate program. It’s possible to learn some of your skills on the job.”
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Rodric Consulting, LLC is a Clinical Laboratory Consulting company specializing in providing consulting services for hospital or health system based laboratories in a variety of areas, including CLIA, Productivity and Non-Labor savings, and Interim Management consulting.