Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (29-2012)

Occupation description:  Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

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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 321372 15.95 813
United States 163,400192,400 17.82,900 3,9006,810

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.0512.5015.03 18.7324.0029.67
Alaska 26.1616.7419.48 23.8733.0137.92
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.6516.8219.90 24.3033.9337.69
Fairbanks North Star Borough 29.8217.5621.63 28.8438.4345.06
Balance of State 22.6116.3518.37 21.7826.0030.72

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
35540 11.342.4 30.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation88
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation36
UI claimants previously working in occupation27
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 154
Number of job position postings 43
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.6

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

Education: Associate'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
Breath Alcohol Technician
Collection Personnel

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

TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Clinical Assistant OEC
Medical Laboratory Technology AAS