What is a Lab Technician?

Are you interested in being a lab technician? Then get ready for an exciting, unique, and always changing environment. Medical lab technicians, which are also referred to as medical laboratory scientists or clinical laboratory science professionals, are hardworking individuals that work behind the scenes testing samples for the absence or presence of a disease. Generally speaking, lab technicians typically do not interact with patients and instead are instructed which tests to perform based on the direction of the physicians or nurses.

Wondering what exactly lab technician testing looks like on a regular basis? Lab techs typically conduct tests on human bodily fluids, tissue samples, and/or cells. It really depends on what kind of sample the doctors or nurses collected for the lab tech to run tests on. One of the best things about being a lab tech is that no two days are the same. Your work will constantly change as different samples come across your microscope.

Becoming a Lab Technician

So, you’ve decided that you want to become a lab tech, but you’re not sure where to start. No problem! Allied Travel Careers is here to help. In order to become a medical lab tech, you’ll need a two-year associate degree. However, if you are interested in becoming a medical laboratory scientist/technologist you’ll need a bachelor’s degree. All candidates must obtain their education through the accredited American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). Looking for an exciting and unique career that will keep you on your toes? Then considering becoming a lab technician!

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Feb 15, 2019

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trustaff - Saint Louis , MO

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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trustaff - Pensacola , FL

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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trustaff - Chicago , IL

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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Club Staffing - La Crosse, KS

Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 03/04/2019Pay Rate: $31.00 - 36.00REQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we use Siemens analyzers. # OF WEEKS: 8 with possibility of extensionSHIFT/HOURS: Mon - Friday Some weekend and overnight call.Required QualificationsREQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we...
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Club Staffing - La Crosse, KS

Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 03/04/2019Pay Rate: $31.00 - 36.00REQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we use Siemens analyzers. # OF WEEKS: 8 with possibility of extensionSHIFT/HOURS: Mon - Friday Some weekend and overnight call.Required QualificationsREQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we...
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LRS Healthcare - San Angelo, TX

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Technologis to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure,...
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Med Travelers - La Crosse, KS

Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 03/04/2019Pay Rate: $31.00 - 36.00REQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we use Siemens analyzers. # OF WEEKS: 8 with possibility of extensionSHIFT/HOURS: Mon - Friday Some weekend and overnight call.Required QualificationsREQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we...
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Med Travelers - La Crosse, KS

Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 03/04/2019Pay Rate: $31.00 - 36.00REQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we use Siemens analyzers. # OF WEEKS: 8 with possibility of extensionSHIFT/HOURS: Mon - Friday Some weekend and overnight call.Required QualificationsREQUIRED SKILLS: Our EHR is Meditech and we...
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trustaff - Chicago , IL

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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trustaff - Los Angeles , CA

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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CompHealth - Chicago, IL

An established facility in Chicago, IL is currently in need of temporary help in their clinical lab. Clinical duties will be primarily focused on microbiology. They are needing to fill the gap with a permanent placement and looking for temporary coverage until they can fill with a permanent option. Applicants...
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Feb 13, 2019

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LRS Healthcare - San Angelo, TX

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Technologis to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure,...
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LRS Healthcare - Palm Springs, CA

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Microbiology to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare is a...
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LRS Healthcare - Houma, LA

Come work at LRS Healthcare, the leading company in our industry. We`re proud of our 4.7 rating on Glassdoor and 4.6 rating on Indeed. We are seeking to hire a talented traveling Medical Lab Tech to join our existing top-notch team. If you`re a hard-working professional seeking adventure, LRS Healthcare...
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Supplemental Health Care - Jamestown, NY

Supplemental Health Care staffing agency is seeking an experienced travel medical laboratory technologist to work a 26-week travel assignment for a hospital we have partnered with, located in Jamestown, NY, starting 02/11/2019, to cover a full time temporary staffing need. Setting: Hospital Location: Jamestown, NY Hours: Days, shifts vary between 8, 10, 12 hours...
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Club Staffing - Fayetteville, NC

Job Description & RequirementsMedical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT)StartDate: 04/08/2019Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $31.00 - 36.00MT or MLT needed for a 3 month assignment. Day shifts.Required QualificationsMT or MLT needed for a 3 month assignment. Day shifts.Preferred Qualifications2+ year's experienceAbout the FacilityAs the 9th largest healthcare system...
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trustaff - King City , CA

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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trustaff - Houston , TX

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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trustaff - Cooperstown , NY

Travel Assignment – 13-Week Contracttrustaff currently has a position available for a traveling healthcare professional. This assignment is for an immediate start with a reputable facility seeking an experienced traveler to fill a 13-week contract. Start Date: Immediate StartMultiple ShiftsFor over 16 years, trustaff has specialized in matching skilled healthcare professionals like...
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LRS Healthcare - Waukesha, WI

For well over a decade, LRS Healthcare has been an industry leader in Allied Health staffing. In partnering with many of the nation's largest and most prestigious healthcare facilities, as well as small community hospitals, the company has grown to become a leading provider of travel and temporary Allied Health...
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