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Occupational Report for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (29-2012) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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

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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Employment Outlook for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians There are 16 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 16 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Med Laboratory Techn - Float Pool 4/18/14 Portland
Lab Assistant, Req #23223 4/16/14 Corvallis $14.76/hr to $21.04/hr DOE
Phlebotomist/Processor 4/16/14 Bend
Clinical Laboratory Assistant I 4/11/14 The Dalles
Laboratory Assistant - On Call - 14-0544 4/10/14 Mcminnville DOE
Medical Laboratory Technician 4/10/14 Corvallis
Med Laboratory Techn - Mount Hood Medical Cntr 4/8/14 Gresham
TECH, HISTOLOGY 4/4/14 Portland
Medical Laboratory Technician- Per diem/ On Call 4/3/14 Portland
Urinalysis Technician 3/27/14 Portland $10.50/hr
General Lab Support 3/23/14 Bend
General Lab Support on-call 3/23/14 Bend
Cytology Assistant (Lab Tech) 3/19/14 Pendleton DOE
Laboratory Technician 2 1/23/14 Portland
Medical Laboratory Technician 1, OR 1/19/14 Portland
Medical Laboratory Technician 1/19/14 Corvallis
Job Openings from the Web for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 29 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Lab Aide 4/17/14 Albany Aerotek
Lab Aide 4/16/14 Albany Aerotek
Lab Aide 4/16/14 Albany Aerotek
Clinical Laboratory Assistant I 4/10/14 The Dalles MCMC
Medical Laboratory Technician 4/8/14 Corvallis Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Lead Specimen Management Laboratory Assistant needed in Oregon 4/8/14 Comp Health
Plasma Processor 4/7/14 Portland Grifols
Plasma Processor 4/5/14 Eugene Grifols
Med Laboratory Techn - Float Pool 4/4/14 Portland LEGACY HEALTH CARE
Med Laboratory Techn - Mount Hood Medical Cntr 4/4/14 Gresham LEGACY HEALTH CARE
TECH HISTOLOGY 4/3/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Lab Technician I - Organic Prep - Portland 4/3/14 Beaverton TestAmerica Laboratories Inc
TECH HISTOLOGY 4/2/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Lab Technician 4/2/14 Beaverton Sunrise Systems Inc
Medical Laboratory Technician- Per diem/ On Call 4/1/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Medical Laboratory Technician 3/28/14 Sheridan Just In Time Staffing Inc.
HISTOTECHNICIAN CERTIFIED 3/27/14 Medford Asante Health System
Health Technician 3/26/14 La Grande Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
Intel Contract Employee - Development Lab Technician 3/26/14 Hillsboro Intel
TEST - Histology Technician 3/25/14 Portland KP TEST
TEST - Histology Technician 3/25/14 Portland KP TEST
General Lab Support 3/20/14 Bend Bend Memorial Clinic
Medical Lab Tech 3/20/14 Bandon Southern Coos Hospital
Travel Medical Laboratory Tech - ALLIED: LABORATORY 3/19/14 Roseburg Parallon Workforce Solutions
Sleep PSG Tech 3/12/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
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State of Oregon License Information for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
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75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $15.92 $19.46 $23.17 $28.63 $33.60 $23.74 $49,377
Multnomah / Washington 15.33 20.04 24.33 29.66 34.30 24.32 50,592
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 16.12 18.42 21.52 25.93 29.58 22.55 46,907
Douglas 11.43 15.02 18.31 22.74 26.30 18.69 38,870
Coos / Curry 19.99 21.84 25.07 28.17 31.52 25.22 52,460
Jackson / Josephine 16.47 18.47 22.66 26.97 29.56 22.84 47,509
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 15.83 18.34 22.75 26.81 29.51 23.12 48,077
Morrow / Umatilla 17.31 19.21 20.60 22.00 22.84 20.24 42,099
Clackamas 20.96 24.20 27.43 30.99 34.95 27.38 56,945
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Regional Employment Projections for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,059 1,432 373 35.2% 37 24 62
Multnomah / Washington 663 934 271 40.9% 27 16 43
Lane 102 134 32 31.4% 3 2 6
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 74 102 28 37.8% 3 2 5
Jackson / Josephine 58 72 14 24.1% 1 1 3
Clackamas 50 66 16 32.0% 2 1 3
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 37 48 11 29.7% 1 1 2
Morrow / Umatilla 21 28 7 33.3% 1 0 1
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 21 25 4 19.0% 0 0 1
Coos / Curry 20 24 4 20.0% 0 0 1
Douglas 12 15 3 25.0% 0 0 1
Klamath / Lake 11 13 2 18.2% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 8 9 1 12.5% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 7 8 1 14.3% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 5 6 1 20.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 4 5 1 25.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 10
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 880
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 683
Offices of Physicians Private 242
Outpatient Care Centers Private 51
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories Private 307
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 78
Hospitals Private 192
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 192
Federal Government (Non-Postal) Federal 16
Public Administration State 13
Administration of Human Resource Programs State 11
Educational Services Local 91
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 91
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 24
Hospitals Local 22
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 22
Public Administration Local 15
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local 15
Educational Requirements for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Workers typically need a postsecondary non-degree award to enter this occupation. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.
Skills for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Analyze Blood Samples
  • Apply Bacteriology Theory
  • Apply Basic Chemistry
  • Apply Biological Theory
  • Apply Chemistry Theory
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Knowledge Of Hazardous Disposal Techniques
  • Apply Medical Laboratory Techniques
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Research Methodology To Health Care
  • Calculate Medical Diagnostic Test Results
  • Collect Clinical Data
  • Conduct Chemical Analyses
  • Conduct Laboratory Research
  • Conduct Medical Laboratory Tests
  • Follow Hazardous Materials Specifications
  • Handle And Store Medical Laboratory Specimens
  • Label And Process Blood Samples
  • Perform Clinical Laboratory Procedures
  • Perform Cytology Procedures
  • Perform Histology Procedures
  • Perform Microbiology Procedures
  • Prepare Human Tissue Samples
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Prepare Vaccines, Biologicals And Serums
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Biological Testing Instruments
  • Use Clinical Sterilizing Techniques
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Electronic And Mechanical Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Use Precision Medical Diagnosis Machines And Instruments
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Abdill Career College, Inc.
843 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 779-8384
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Portland Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technologists 79%