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What do medical technicians do?

  • operate equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders, including recording the electrical activity of the heart
  • undertake and help with medical analytical procedures and assist anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • prepare and stain slides and tissue sections to study the cells, perform diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analyse the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • test for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • set up, check and maintain operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
  • refer prescriptions to pharmacists and help prepare medications

Moderate

projected job openings

$41-$52k

qualified full-time wage

47%

employed full-time

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