Medical Technicians

Career Cluster: Maker
Medical technicians are skilled and dedicated professionals who make a positive impact on people's lives.

Medical Technicians play a crucial role in the healthcare industry, and their work is both challenging and rewarding. They work in a fast-paced environment, where they are responsible for performing a variety of laboratory tests and procedures to help diagnose and treat patients. Medical Technicians get to work with cutting-edge technology and equipment, which allows them to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. They also get to work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to provide the best possible care for their patients. The work of a Medical Technician is highly respected and valued, and they have the satisfaction of knowing that they are making a real difference in people’s lives. Overall, being a Medical Technician is a fulfilling and exciting career choice for those who are passionate about healthcare and helping others.

Possible Pathways
To become a medical technician, you typically need to complete a post-secondary program in medical laboratory science or a related field. This includes coursework in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and medical terminology, as well as hands-on training in laboratory techniques and procedures. Many programs also require clinical rotations or internships to provide practical experience in a healthcare setting. Additionally, certification is available which can demonstrate your expertise and commitment to the field.

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hours worked
Culture and Society
Interest areas
Most Common industries
Analytical thinking
attention to detail
communication skills
Laboratory skills
medical knowledge
core skills

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Projected Growth Source: Jobs and Skills Australia,, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.
Size of Field Source: ANZSCO 4-digit occupations: ABS Labour Force Survey, February 2023, custom trend.
Hours Worked Source: ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, Customised Report.