Training Requirements for Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians need an associate's degree.

Degrees for Medical and clinical laboratory technicians
Percent
Less than High School 1.5
High School 10.8
Some College 19.2
Associates Degree 19.5
Bachelors Degree 39.4
Masters Degree 6.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.7

Employment Outlook for Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technicians

This represents about 163,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 29,000 more medical and clinical laboratory technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 68,000 more.

Typical Income for Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,medical and clinical laboratory technicians make $20.05 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians $12.50 $15.03 $18.73 $24.00 $29.67
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians $13.94 $17.95 $24.48 $30.85 $37.73
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, medical and clinical laboratory technicians make $41,700 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians $26,010 $31,250 $38,950 $49,920 $61,720
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians $28,990 $37,330 $50,930 $64,170 $78,470
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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