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Medical Laboratory Technicians

Job specification

The military has also established medical laboratory since this is important for any health care system. The military hired the services of Medical laboratory technicians to lead in the detection of diseases by conducting examinations. They conduct test to identify these diseases which can be found in blood, tissues and body fluids. The medical laboratory technicians are considered enlisted personnel in the chain of command.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Medical laboratory technicians in the military include:

Conduct analysis on specimens such as body fluids, tissues and blood

Use microscope to examine bone marrow as well as blood

Conduct tests on specimens to identify the presence of viruses and bacteria

Get blood samples from patients to prepare for blood test

Coordinate with physicians during autopsies

Make files for patients records for easy reference in the future

Ideal traits

The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes algebra, chemistry and biology. Other helpful attributes also include:

The eagerness to follow basic procedures at any given time

Enthusiasm in learning about technical work

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs are ideal training programs including specimen testing practice. Other helpful attributes are:

Basic procedures in medical laboratory

Human parasites study as well as on diseases

Record keeping as well as laboratory administration

Work atmosphere

The Medical laboratory technicians work in medical clinics military hospitals in land and also on board ships.

Non-military employment

The civilian Medical Laboratory Technicians work in private and government hospitals. They also work in clinics, laboratory facilities and research institutions.

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