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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Kaipūtaiao Taiwhanga Rongoā

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Medical laboratory scientists carry out laboratory tests on blood, tissues and other samples taken from patients.

Pay

Trainee medical laboratory scientists start on

$47K per year

Experienced medical laboratory scientists usually earn

$52K-$97K per year

Source: MLWU, DHB, NZBS MECA and MLWU and SCL Collective Agreement, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a medical laboratory scientist are good due to a shortage of workers, particularly in small towns.
Two female scientists in white coats hold pipettes as they test blood in a laboratory

Medical laboratory scientists run tests on body fluids for doctors

Last updated 14 August 2018