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)

  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.


Wages

Wage data is not available.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
38548 12.539.1 27.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation85
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation33
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 162
Number of job position postings 25
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.5

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

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens
Breath Alcohol Technician Training
Collection Personnel Training

 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