Medical Laboratory Technician

Kaihangarau Taiwhanga Rongoā

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Medical laboratory technicians take medical samples and run tests under the supervision of scientists and pathologists.

Pay

Trainee medical laboratory technicians usually earn

$37K-$46K per year

Qualified medical laboratory technicians usually earn

$43K-$55K per year

Source: DHB's and PSA Allied, Public Health and Technical MECA, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a medical laboratory technician are good as there are not enough trainees to keep up with demand.
Janice Siffleet inserts a row of samples into a testing machine.

Medical laboratory technicians help scientists with taking samples and running tests

Last updated 2 June 2017