Illustration of a doctor in an exam room working on a computer

You might hire a medical technologist to:

  • Collect samples from patients for testing

  • Perform tests analyzing body fluids, tissue, and other substances from patients
  • Verify test results and write lab reports

  • Maintain laboratory hygiene and safety standards

  • Communicate test results to medical professionals
  • Keep statistical records of laboratory records


Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Applicable degree or certification (such as ASCP or AMT) or equivalent in country of employment in relevant science or medical technology
Understanding of biohazard safety guidelines
Laboratory experience, including deep familiarity with relevant testing and diagnostic equipment
Strong written communication skills
Knowledge of laboratory safety practices
Empathy and a degree of patience
Excellent attention to detail
Superb time management skills
Ability to problem-solve and think critically