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Travel Laboratory Technician Jobs

Medical lab techs, sometimes called clinical lab techs, are allied health professionals who collect samples and perform complex lab tests and procedures that help physicians and other healthcare professionals detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases. Rapidly changing technology and a shortage of skilled laboratory professionals has resulted in a shortage for this field. The demand for medical lab techs is projected to grow 11% by 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with growth primarily attributed to an aging population and increased prenatal testing.

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Medical lab tech salary

According to the BLS, clinical lab techs earned a median annual wage of $53,120 in 2019. This annual salary breaks down to about $1,022 per week and $25.55 per hour in a 40-hour work week.

Per 2019 Vivian salary data, travel medical lab techs earned $1,754 per week during that same period. Travel allied health professionals who claim a permanent tax-home may earn more with tax-free stipends. Travel med lab techs may receive health insurance per diems for meals or other incidentals and housing allowances as part of their overall compensation package. 

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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Carthage, New York
Bestica
14 days ago
Medical Technologist 13 Week Day/ Eve Shift - 4/10's (11:00 AM - 09:00 PM) Weekly Comp: $3,057.00!!! A facility in Carthage, NY is looking for a Med Tech. Requireme ...
$3,057/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Albany, New York
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
20 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Medical Laboratory Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients ...
$2,960/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Marathon, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
20 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Medical Laboratory Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients ...
$2,960/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Albany, New York
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Medical Laboratory Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients ...
$2,960/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Faxton-Saint Luke's Healthcare - Faxton Campus (Utica, NY 13503)
Utica, New York
Junxion Med Staffing
a month ago
$2,909/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Woodstock, Virginia
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
2 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Medical Laboratory Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients ...
$2,040/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: 05/17/2021Available Shifts: 12 N, 10 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: 05/10/2021Available Shifts: 12 D, 10 D Pay Rate: $1400.00 ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Lake Worth, Florida
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 8 N, 8/10/12 E Pay Rate: $1400 ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Concord, New Hampshire
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 2000.00Pe ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Sedro Woolley, Washington
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 10 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 2000 ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: 05/10/2021Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 2000.00Required Qualificatio ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 8/10/12 D Pay Rate: $1400.00 - ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Macon, Georgia
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Technologist - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - (Med Tech - MT - CLS)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 8/10/12 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 - ...
$1,850/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Sedro Woolley, Washington
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 10 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 1700.00MT or MLT needed for ...
$1,625/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Concord, New Hampshire
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 1700.00Performs, interprets, docu ...
$1,625/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Dearborn, Michigan
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 05/10/2021Available Shifts: 12 N, 8 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 1700.00Required Qualifi ...
$1,625/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Macon, Georgia
Med Travelers
10 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 8/10/12 N Pay Rate: $1400.00 - 1700.002+ years of expe ...
$1,625/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
New Orleans, Louisiana
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
9 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Medical Laboratory Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients ...
$1,600/wk
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Travel Medical Lab Tech
Austin, Texas
OneStaff Medical
9 hours ago
$1,018/wk
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Laboratory Technician FAQs

What are the best agencies for Laboratory Technician jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Laboratory Technician jobs are Med Travelers (635), Club Staffing (635), and OneStaff Medical (381).

How Much Do Laboratory Technician Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, May 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Laboratory Technician is $1,710, but can pay up to $3,057 per week.

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  • avg - $1,710
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What does a medical lab tech do?

Medical lab techs are tasked with a variety of duties that vary based on where they work and the primary goals of the work being performed. Some of the tasks they commonly perform include:

  • Setting up, maintaining, and calibrating lab equipment

  • Operating sophisticated lab equipment

  • Collecting blood, tissue, urine, and other samples from patients

  • Preparing reagents or solutions to combine with samples

  • Analyzing blood, tissue, urine, and other samples

  • Recording findings from medical tests

  • Entering results into patients’ medical records

  • Discussing results with physicians or other health care professionals

Where do medical lab tech work?

Medical lab techs work in medical laboratories, but these labs exist in various settings. Employers may include general medical and surgical hospitals, private practices, outpatient care centers, health care clinics, independent medical, and diagnostic labs. Where medical lab techs work may also depend on whether they specialize in a certain area, such as phlebotomy, immunology, blood bank, pathology, cytotechnology, microbiology or histotechnology. 

What skills make a good medical lab tech?

Good medical lab techs have strong backgrounds in math and science, and precise technical skills to effectively fulfill a variety of laboratory-based tasks. Top technical skills include in-depth knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing, microbiology, chemistry, phlebotomy, quality control, data entry, and occupational health and safety. They excel at using computers, electronics, and medical software, including electronic medical records, laboratory information system, and test result delivery software. Med techs also have numerous transferable skills, including attention to detail, organization, written and verbal communication, analytical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and multitasking.

How to become a Travel Medical Lab Tech?

Medical lab technicians generally only need an associate degree from a program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science or a certificate from a vocational or technical school or hospital program. However, some employers require med techs to have a bachelor’s degree and clinical lab technologists need at least a bachelor’s degree.

Several states also require licensure or certification for medical techs. Certification as a medical laboratory technician is possible through the American Society for Clinical Pathology or American Medical Technologist. Most states use ASCP Board of Certification examinations for licensing purposes. Most medical facilities require one to two years of laboratory experience before transitioning to travel medical lab tech positions.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2020
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Posted on Apr 23, 2020
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Travel Nurse Crisis Contracts

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
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