Career

10/10/2013

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     The career that I chose is to be a medical lab technician. They conduct routine medical laboratory tests and set up, clean and also maintain medical lab equipment. They also log patient samples and prepare them for testing. Although, there are some hazards and risks while on the job, for instance, they are constantly exposed to patients with diseases and also with harmful substances in the lab. They can be employed in hospitals, government research labs,research institutes, etc. It's a type of work where you work mostly in a lab analyzing samples from patients. Education requirements are completion of secondary school and on the job training or completion of a 6-14 month program for medical lab technicians.Job prospects over the 2011-2020 period, job specifics are expected total 40,304 and 41,321 job seekers are expected to be available to fill the job openings. Some laboratories pay overtime and provide medical and other benefits. Starting wage is about 15.50$/hr, average wage is 23.08$/hr and top wage is 35$/hr. 


      The reason why I am interested in taking this career is because of the fact that I get to continue working with science even after school. Science has always been one of my favorite subjects of mine in school. It always interests me how scientist can know about facts and discover new things. I have a few skills and personalities that might help me in the future for this career. Some of my skills include basic knowledge of operating a computer and research skills, although I will need to improve my computer skills as modern technology advances every moment. I have many personalities but one that will help for this career is me being intrapersonal. I also have some abilities that might help and it includes flexibility: to work on more than one tasks at hand,and adaptability: to adapt to different kinds of environment quicker. Nothing really concerns me about this career except for the fact that I am going to be constantly working with samples that might contain harmful bacteria. In the future, for me to pursue this career I will have to go to a good university that will teach me everything that I need to know. 




 





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