The outlook for medical laboratory technicians is very good due to an increase in
retirements and an existing shortage of laboratory professionals. Average salary can
be $24-$27 per hour in the San Diego County area.
A Medical Laboratory Technician's (MLT) responsibilities will vary according to the size of the institution for which they are employed and the extent of services it offers. This work may include:
- Performing routine tests in medical laboratory for use in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of disease.
- Collecting specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
- Using sophisticated biomedical instruments to generate accurate and reliable test results.
- Performing medical research to further control and cure diseases.