Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

4.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $27.79 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 78% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% by 2031
'Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians' was $57,800, or $27.79 hourly
'Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians' are paid 26.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as medical and clinical laboratory technicians?

As of 2021 there were 318,780 people employed as Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 441 people are employed as Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 29-2012.00


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I am here ,with a confusion whether to become a radiographer or lab technician.
Now it's clear lab techs can be replaced easily because of "less or no patient contact".
I'll better go with radiography
Feb 15, 2021 at 07:12 AM
Name (Small chance) says
I can see this being highly roboticized, but a few humans will always have to be around for some things in this job.
Nov 29, 2020 at 07:17 PM

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