Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians


Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Colleges And Universities
  3. Nursing And Personal Care Facilities
  4. Management And Public Relations
  5. Offices & Clinics Of Medical Doctors

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 4,520 12.57 9.25 14.23 26,140 19,240 29,590
Joplin MSA 70 11.59 8.20 13.29 24,100 17,050 27,630
Columbia MSA 170 11.46 8.69 12.84 23,840 18,080 26,710
Springfield MSA 350 11.19 8.78 12.40 23,280 18,260 25,790
St Louis MSA 2,540 13.22 9.64 15.01 27,500 20,050 31,220
Kansas City* 690 13.08 9.81 14.72 27,217 20,398 30,626
Central Region* 340 12.07 8.70 13.75 25,097 18,097 28,597
Northeast Region* 110 10.54 8.22 11.71 21,933 17,096 24,351
Ozark Region* 370 11.07 8.59 12.31 23,024 17,864 25,604
South Central Region* 60 12.25 9.22 13.77 25,489 19,168 28,649
Southeast Region* 230 13.26 8.88 15.45 27,575 18,464 32,130
Southwest Region* 100 11.32 8.03 12.96 23,549 16,713 26,967
St. Louis City* 340 13.13 9.66 14.86 27,311 20,102 30,915
St. Louis County* 1,760 13.16 9.59 14.94 27,368 19,955 31,075
West Central Region* 170 11.47 8.37 13.02 23,865 17,420 27,088

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 4,230 4,680 450 10.64 144 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,050 1,170 120 11.43 38 Good
St Louis MSA 2,470 2,640 170 6.88 75 Outstanding
Central Region* 470 520 50 10.64 16 Great
Northeast Region* 80 80 .00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 350 430 80 22.86 15 Outstanding
South Central Region* 110 120 10 9.09 4 Good
Southeast Region* 200 240 40 20.00 8 Good
Southwest Region* 100 110 10 10.00 3 Good
West Central Region* 110 120 10 9.09 3 Good

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



This profession generally requires Associate degree in one of the following
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Hematology Technology/Technician
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Histologic Technician (NEW)