How to Hire a Medical Technologist

Does your growing business need a medical technologist? A medical technologist manages the laboratory and accurately follows all testing protocols.

Here are some tips to help you find great medical technologist candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Medical Technologist search for Jobs on Indeed*

200,094

job seekers clicked on medical technologist jobs

14,276

resumes from job seekers with medical technologist experience on Indeed

9,707

medical technologist jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $23.92 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.50$71.00 hourly
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Common
$7.50
$71.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Medical Technologist?

An efficient Medical Technologist helps in effectively managing the medical clinic laboratory to enable the clinic to achieve its current and future goals.

• Accurately conduct all laboratory testing, update the results as per established standards
• Responsible for decision making on specimen validity within 15-20 minutes of receiving a specimen
• Identify, diagnose and repair any issues with laboratory equipment

Skills to look for in a great Medical Technologist

Medical Technologists are an integral part of a medical clinic team. It is essential to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Medical Technologist.

• Bachelor’s in Medical Technology or related field
• Current ASCP certification
• Work experience of more than two years’ experience in medical technology or laboratory field
• Proven Ability to pay attention to detail and work prioritization skills
• Possess good computer skills and proficiency in MS Office
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Writing a Medical Technologist job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified medical technologist candidates. A medical technologist job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for medical technologist jobs, such as:

• Medical Technologist (ASCP Certified)
• Medical Technologist (Part-Time)
• Medical Laboratory Technician

Interviewing Medical Technologist candidates

To hire a suitable Medical Technologist, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Proficiency in maintaining laboratory properly and doing testing as per lab standards
• Rich experience in managing laboratory independently and dealing with all specimen and checking its validity
• How they’ve contributed to business efficiency by actively managing laboratory and all testing procedures

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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