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Medical technicians

Medical technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of health professionals.

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

Ways to get started

Ways to get started