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Medical Technician

Medical Technician job overview

A medical technician performs and analyzes laboratory tests for viruses, contagions, infection, pathogens, and abnormalities to assist in diagnosing, preventing, and treating disease. They sterilize and organize laboratory equipment to prepare for testing, collect the test tubes with specimens, and process the samples collected to assist pathologists in diagnosis. They work with medical technologists and other laboratory personnel while following strict medical testing, safety, and privacy regulation and policies, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. They typically work in a laboratory or clinical environment for a hospital, clinic, blood bank or collection centers, private practice, specimen testing lab, or a specialized clinic.

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Medical Technician job summary

We are looking for an experienced and qualified medical technician who shares our commitment to provide exceptional patient care. Our ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience as a medical technician or laboratory technician, and well-developed organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills. MLT license is preferred but not required; however, you must have knowledge of lab and medical equipment, medical information systems, laboratory best practices, and medical terminology. If you’re looking to jumpstart your career, we have the team, the training, and the mentors to get you on the fast track. Please apply today!


Ashburn, VA
Medical Technician responsibilities
  • Clean, sterilize, and organize lab equipment to prepare for testing
  • Organize collections and distribute test samples of blood, tissue and body fluids
  • Prepare specimens for testing for a medical technologist to test for proper patient diagnosis
  • Operate and maintain laboratory instruments and diagnostic equipment such as centrifuges and chemistry analyzers
  • Perform laboratory tests such as plasma and serum analysis and urinalysis
  • Help record test results in the laboratory information system
  • Comply with universal precautions and safety standards, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment
Medical Technician qualifications
  • An associate’s degree from an accredited training program in clinical laboratory science is required
  • MLT license from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • At least 2 years of experience as a medical technician, or medical laboratory technician is essential
  • Knowledge of laboratory best practices and familiarity with lab equipment
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills are a necessity
Medical Technician compensation

$14.67/hour (National Average)

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