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Average Medical Technologist Salary
The average salary for a Medical Technologist is $2,157 per week. This is 10% lower than the practicing US average of $2,372.
Last updated on October 3, 2023. Based on 198 active jobs on Vivian.com in the last 7 days.
Travel Medical Technologist Jobs FAQs
What are the best agencies for Travel Medical Technologist jobs?
The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Medical Technologist jobs are Host Healthcare (25), KPG Allied (9), and Triage Staffing (9).
Does Vivian have any staff Medical Technologist jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 103 Staff Medical Technologist jobs listed. These jobs pay $39 per hour on average, with the highest-paying job listed up to $47 per hour.
Does Vivian have any per diem Medical Technologist jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 1 jobs listed for per diem Medical Technologist jobs. These jobs pay $40 per hour on average and up to $40 per hour for the highest-paying role.
Does Vivian have any local contract Medical Technologist jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 1 listings for local contract Medical Technologist jobs. These jobs pay $52 per hour on average, and up to $52 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Where can I learn more about working as a Travel Medical Technologist?
Take a look at Vivian's Travel Medical Technologist Career Guide for more information, including required education, responsibilities, pros and cons and more.
What is a Medical Tech?
Medical technicians are allied health professionals who specialize in analyzing specimens and performing tests on patients of all ages, then report the results as part of the diagnostic process. They generally work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory supervisors and play an integral role in the healthcare system behind the scenes. Entering the workforce can be accomplished relatively quickly because most medical technician programs only take about two years to complete. Medical technicians are usually in high demand due to shortages of skilled laboratory professionals and increased testing needs.
What does a medical tech do?
Medical technicians assist lab technologists by performing tests for doctors and other healthcare professionals as part of their medical diagnoses. They may analyze blood or other bodily fluids and/or tissue samples, looking for the presence of diseases, bacteria, viruses, or even cancer cells. Some of their daily activities may include:
Where do medical techs work?
Most med techs work in general medical and surgical hospitals, often working in several areas of a clinical laboratory. They also often work in medical and diagnostic laboratories, outpatient care facilities, doctors’ offices, community clinics, or other medical facilities that need specimens collected and tested. Pharmacies that perform on-site testing may also employ medical technicians and allied health staffing agencies typically have numerous positions available for med techs.
What skills make a good medical tech?
Good medical technicians are well-rounded in the science field, including versatile knowledge in biology, anatomy, and chemistry. They have advanced skills in the performance of a wide array of diagnostic procedures utilizing various types of specimens. Med techs are familiar with a broad range of lab equipment and possess the adaptability to learn to operate new tools and machines as needed. They excel at organization, which allows them to expertly manage numerous different tests simultaneously without mixing up samples and results. Emotional intelligence and excellent written and verbal communication skills along with other interpersonal skills are highly desirable traits for good medical techs.
How to become a Medical Tech
Prospective med techs must earn either a two-year associate degree or a postsecondary certificate from a community college or vocational school program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Med techs who want to pursue higher positions may want to opt for a four-year bachelor’s degree instead.