Medical Laboratory Technician

Code: 29-2012.00

Also known as: Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician, Clinical Laboratory Technician (Clinical Lab Technician), Laboratory Assistant (Lab Assistant), Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Medical Laboratory Technicians (Medical Lab Technician), Medical Technician

Description: Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT), also known as Clinical Laboratory Technicians, utilize laboratory equipment to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. These professionals may work under the direction of a medical technologist when examining blood or other fluid samples for bacteria or parasites. MLTs usually have an Associate's degree and may also obtain certification in their field.

Medical Laboratory Technician

Typical wages

10% $31,450
25% $39,680
Median $54,180
75% $69,650
90% $83,700
10% $15.12
25% $19.08
Median $26.05
75% $33.48
90% $40.24

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 21,600