Chief Medical Technologist

Manage workers performing chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests.
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Salary Range
$39,000 – $77,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chief Medical Technologists do?

Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in performing chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases: Assigns workers to duties and oversees performance of tests in fields of microbiology, chemistry, histology, hematology, immunohematology, and serology. Purchases or directs purchase of laboratory equipment and supplies. Reviews test results to ensure quality control. Coordinates and conducts education and training programs for medical technology students and personnel.

Should I be a Chief Medical Technologist?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Medical Chief Technician, Medical Technologist, Chief

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