How much does a Medical Lab Technician I make in the United States? The average Medical Lab Technician I salary in the United States is $45,387 as of July 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $40,813 and $50,718. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Medical Lab Technician II

Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington, VA

Job Description for Medical Lab Technician I

Medical Lab Technician I performs a variety of routine and specialized diagnostic medical lab tests as requested by healthcare staff according to established protocols and procedures. Prepares specimens for microscopic examination or testing procedures. Being a Medical Lab Technician I operates automated laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Performs quality control and assurance procedures. Additionally, Medical Lab Technician I records lab results in specified system. Follows all required privacy, safety, and biohazard procedures and standards. Requires an associate degree in laboratory technology, science or equivalent. Requires valid certification or eligibility for certification exam as Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) from ASCP or AMT. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Medical Lab Technician I works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Medical Lab Technician I typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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