Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists


Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Medical And Dental Laboratories
  3. Offices & Clinics Of Medical Doctors
  4. Management And Public Relations
  5. Health And Allied Services, Nec

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,580 19.86 16.16 21.72 41,320 33,620 45,170
Columbia MSA 220 20.58 17.67 22.03 42,800 36,760 45,820
Springfield MSA 330 18.47 15.14 20.13 38,410 31,490 41,870
St Louis MSA 1,780 19.89 16.42 21.63 41,370 34,160 44,980
Kansas City* 750 21.00 17.70 22.65 43,675 36,808 47,108
Central Region* 350 20.25 17.29 21.72 42,112 35,963 45,187
Northeast Region* 80 18.65 15.04 20.45 38,786 31,290 42,534
Northwest Region* 90 17.70 13.14 19.97 36,807 27,338 41,542
Ozark Region* 350 18.22 14.66 20.00 37,891 30,483 41,595
South Central Region* 60 17.10 13.24 19.03 35,570 27,537 39,587
Southeast Region* 110 18.29 13.82 20.52 38,043 28,748 42,691
Southwest Region* 120 19.17 15.44 21.03 39,864 32,122 43,735
St. Charles* 70 19.30 14.74 21.57 40,136 30,666 44,871
St. Louis City* 420 19.76 16.30 21.49 41,105 33,908 44,704
West Central Region* 70 20.50 17.65 21.93 42,646 36,707 45,615

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,630 4,180 550 15.15 141 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,590 1,830 240 15.09 61 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 2,110 2,340 230 10.90 73 Outstanding
Central Region* 320 360 40 12.50 12 Great
Northeast Region* 50 50 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 80 80 .00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 310 380 70 22.58 14 Outstanding
South Central Region* 60 70 10 16.67 2 Caution
Southeast Region* 150 180 30 20.00 7 Good
Southwest Region* 120 140 20 16.67 5 Good
West Central Region* 90 100 10 11.11 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist (NEW)
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician (NEW)