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

  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.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.7419.9624.56 29.0934.9940.53
Alaska 33.4823.8028.26 33.8738.9644.59
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 34.0424.9228.64 34.3139.7044.39
Fairbanks North Star Borough 31.3924.5030.69 32.7135.5937.03
Balance of State 32.0119.9924.41 31.1240.3246.03

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
30768 22.144.9 36.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation40
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation24
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 44
Number of job position postings 23
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.9

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

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

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

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Medical Laboratory Science Bac