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Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist

CEGEP

salaire Min. 22,49 $ / h
Max. 32,93 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Medical technologists perform laboratory analysis of body fluids such as blood and urine to help doctors diagnose diseases (leukemia, anemia, diabetes…) and ensure adequate patient monitoring and treatment.

To this end, they must, among other tasks, take samples, prepare them for testing and analysis. They ensure the precision and accuracy of results to allow the physicians to make an accurate diagnosis.

Medical technologists work in the following fields:

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Cytology

Education and Training Requirements

Biomedical analysis technology This link opens a new window. training programs are offered in several regions in Québec.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must enjoy completing repetitive tasks according to established standards
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously
  • Must have good summarizing and analytical skills

Personality Type (RIASEC)

IRC
  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • C - Prefers to work in a methodical and structured way, according to established standards

Work Environment

Medical technologists mainly work in hospitals and local community social service centres (CLSCs)

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