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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 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians There are 37 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Phlebotomist/Processor 10/30/14 Grants Pass
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (PHLEBOTOMY) 10/28/14 Warm Springs
Medical Laboratory Technician 10/24/14 Corvallis
Med Tech or MLT 10/23/14 Portland
Lab Assistant (Relief) 10/20/14 Florence $12.40/hr
Laboratory Assistant 10/19/14 Portland
Medical Laboratory Technician I - Temporary Employee 10/14/14 Portland
TECH, MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/14/14 Salem
Medical Laboratory Technician - OR 10/14/14 Salem
Plasma Processor 10/7/14 Salem $10.50/hr to $11.00/hr DOE
Lab Aide 10/7/14 Springfield DOE
Medical Laboratory Technician 10/7/14 Portland
On-Call Laboratory Assitant 10/4/14 Portland DOE
Laboratory Assistant 10/3/14 Portland
Laboratory Assistant- Relief 10/3/14 Portland
Medical Laboratory Technician- Evenings 10/3/14 Portland
Medical Lab Technician OR Medical Technologist 9/30/14 Burns $20.05/hr DOE
Laboratory Assistant- Relief 9/26/14 Portland
Laboratory Assistant 9/26/14 Portland
Medical Laboratory Technician 9/24/14 Lebanon
Medical Laboratory Technician 9/24/14 Lebanon
Urinalysis Technician (On-Call) 9/23/14 Tigard $10.50/hr to $10.51/hr
Specimen Processing Specialist 1 9/18/14 Portland
Laboratory Assistant- Relief 9/18/14 Portland
Specimen Processing Specialist 1 9/18/14 Portland
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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 58 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Health Technician Student Trainee (Pathways Internship) GS-0699-04 10/29/14 Portland Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/29/14 Beaverton Kaiser Permanente
Histology Technician 10/29/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/29/14 Salem Kaiser Permanente
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/29/14 Salem Kaiser Permanente
Health Technician Student Trainee (Pathways Internship) GS-0699-04 10/29/14 Portland Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
Health Technician Student Trainee Pathways Internship 10/28/14 Portland Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/27/14 Salem Kaiser Permanente
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (PHLEBOTOMY) 10/26/14 Warm Springs INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN PHLEBOTOMY 10/26/14 Warm Springs INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES
Anatomic Pathology Asst - Good Samaritan Medical Ctr 10/25/14 Portland LEGACY HEALTH CARE
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/22/14 Beaverton Kaiser Permanente
Medical Laboratory Technician 10/22/14 Corvallis Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Histology Technician 10/22/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Medical Laboratory Technician | Medical Technologist 10/22/14 Pendleton Interpath Laboratory Inc.
MED TECH OR MLT 10/21/14 Portland Adventist Medical Center
Histology Technician 10/20/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/20/14 Beaverton Kaiser Permanente
Lab Tech / Central Oregon 10/16/14 Portland GenMed Healthcare
Medical Laboratory Technician - (Med Lab Tech - MLT) 10/15/14 Roseburg Med Travelers
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/15/14 Salem Kaiser Permanente
Medical Laboratory Technician 10/12/14 Creswell Samaritan Health Services Inc.
Lab Department Job Openings 10/11/14 Bandon Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center
Medical Laboratory Technician - OR 10/11/14 Salem Kaiser Permanente
TECH MEDICAL LAB I-OR 10/11/14 Salem 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 ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
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 $16.03 $18.89 $22.59 $28.12 $33.73 $23.51 $48,909
Multnomah / Washington 15.87 19.21 22.72 28.23 33.63 23.54 48,962
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 16.43 19.24 22.07 26.37 29.85 23.07 47,980
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 15.04 16.17 17.90 22.66 31.77 20.14 41,892
Douglas 13.78 17.27 21.86 25.33 31.80 22.13 46,029
Jackson / Josephine 16.71 20.50 27.61 32.55 35.75 26.76 55,662
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 16.35 18.06 22.64 26.91 29.53 22.95 47,717
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Regional Employment Projections for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,098 1,376 278 25.3% 28 29 57
Multnomah / Washington 657 820 163 24.8% 16 17 33
Lane 105 136 31 29.5% 3 3 6
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 79 99 20 25.3% 2 2 4
Clackamas 70 84 14 20.0% 1 2 3
Jackson / Josephine 56 70 14 25.0% 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 25 32 7 28.0% 1 1 2
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 21 26 5 23.8% 0 1 1
Coos / Curry 17 19 2 11.8% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 16 18 2 12.5% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 14 15 1 7.1% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 14 17 3 21.4% 0 0 0
Douglas 9 10 1 11.1% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 3 4 1 33.3% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 1 1 0 0.0% 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 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,098
Total All Industries Private 937
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 44
Administrative and Support Services Private 44
Employment Services Private 44
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 888
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 732
Offices of Physicians Private 223
Outpatient Care Centers Private 55
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories Private 385
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 61
Hospitals Private 156
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 156
Total All Industries Federal 16
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 16
Total All Industries State 16
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 11
Total All Industries Local 127
Educational Services Local 96
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 96
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 22
Hospitals Local 22
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 22
Educational Requirements for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. 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.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Abdill Career College, Inc.
843 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Medford, OR 97504-7137
Phone: (541) 779-8384
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
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%
Phlebotomists 32%