Medical technicians perform basic tasks related to medical analysis which are generally conducted in a laboratory setting. They often work under the supervision and guidance of a medical lab technologist. These technicians conduct or oversee the collection, organizing, testing, and storage of medical specimens. They are accountable for ensuring specimens are handled properly in strict compliance with safety and sanitation protocol and standards. They perform or assist with basic laboratory tests and procedures. They maintain and enforce quality control standards.
Medical technicians often have at least an associate degree in a scientific field and may have completed a medical technician training program. They generally must have a medical technician license or certification, and may also need other certifications. They should have hands-on experience performing simple procedures in a medical lab setting.
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