Medical and Clinical Lab Technologist Careers
Medical and clinical lab technologists represent a first line of defense for medical diagnoses against illness. Their job is to take tissue or body fluid samples from patients and analyze them for illness or abnormalities. These can include blood, saliva, and urine samples, or tissue samples.
There is a difference between technicians and technologists; technicians physically collect the sample and thus have interaction with patients, whereas technologists work in the lab analyzing the results. Starting out as a technician can lead to training in more advanced fields.