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Medical Laboratory Technicians Within Locum Pharmacy Technician Jobs
My oldest daughter has decided that her career of choice is to become a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). She has applied to a few different colleges and knew that she wanted to go for an Associate’s Degree. After doing some research she decided that she liked this field and believes that there is real growth opportunity in locum pharmacy technician jobs.
At first I did not have any real idea of what it was that she would be doing and then she explained that MLT's work with blood samples, specimens, microscopes, and lab equipment.
The job requires a very responsible individual who is well educated in laboratory procedures. She told me that there are roughly 300,000 or more Medical Laboratory Technicians and that locum pharmacy technician jobs are expected to grow at least 10 percent over the next several years.
Currently, the job is can be sought in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, research and testing laboratories, Veteran's hospitals, and some government agencies. The salary range can vary, especially depending on the part of the country that you live in, but in general the average salary for an MLT is usually somewhere around £18,000 plus. The higher end of the range is somewhere in the mid to upper £20,000's. That would apply to someone with plenty of experience who is working in a larger facility.
As a career choice I think that she is making a good decision. It seems that Medical Laboratory Technician Employment opportunities look good and seem as if they will remain strong for years to come. The need for a good, well trained MLT seems pretty recession proof.
I do think that this type of work requires a certain type of person. One who works well independently and who can follow directions well. She has always been good at math and science and it is my understanding that the Associates Degree has quite a few of these classes involved.
Completing her Associates is next on the agenda and finding locum pharmacy technician jobs will follow. For now I think she is on a strong path to a good career. We could not be prouder of her and from the description she has given of what an MLT does, I think that she will be a great one. I am excited about her future.