26 November 2012
Personal Career Analysis: Medical Technologists
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians run a number of different tests on cells, tissues, and fluids. They specialize in matching blood types, analyzing drug concentration in a patient's blood, finding parasites, bacteria, and viruses. They use an assortment of instruments and tools to perform these tests, which include: microscopes, automated equipment, cell counters, and other equipment capable of doing many tests at a time. ("ExploreHealthCareer.org") Technicians summarize data and send the information to doctors for their evaluation. Analyzing skills are increasing in importance as technology and automation decrease the need of hands-on skills by technicians. This field not only interests me, but makes me more fascinated to learn further about it. I have always enjoyed watching television series of medical shows, as well as medical classes throughout high school. The main reason to why a lot of people, including myself, choose this type of field is because of the high demand for it in years to come. Not only with the high demand, but normally the medical field has great pay as well.
The environment of this work force is mainly in healthcare facilities and laboratories. I find this rather positive, because I am not a person well with confrontation. You also have to have good concentration, emotional stability, self confidence, an analytical mind, and decision making ability, which are all traits I obtain. The educational requirements are a bachelor's degree in medical technology. Courses recommended are mathematics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, in addition to courses on clinical laboratory skills, management, and education. ("Occupational Outlook Handbook") I plan to meet these requirements by giving my full effort towards school and my studies. Also, be maintaining acceptable grade throughout my classes.
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