Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (29-2011)

Occupation description:  Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 236263 11.43 69
United States 164,800187,900 14.02,310 3,9406,250

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.0219.9724.70 29.3635.4640.94
Alaska 35.5624.3530.64 36.1442.1746.98
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.2227.8832.52 37.6242.9446.86
Balance of State 33.9820.0525.72 34.1542.8348.34

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
29576 25.847.1 38.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation57
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation42
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 49
Number of job position postings 19
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens

TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens