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$1,871 per week


Medical laboratory scientists carry out and perform tests on blood, tissues and other samples taken from patients to prevent and treat diseases.

Work is usually undertaken in a laboratory environment.

Suits people with attention to detail who can communicate technical information clearly and work well in a team. The ability to interpret results from experiments and identify trends in data is essential.


  • prepare blood, fluid and tissue samples for microscopic examination
  • analyse samples to study, diagnose and treat diseases
  • evaluate test results and communicate these to medical practitioners
  • establish the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
  • operate and maintain laboratory equipment
  • ensure laboratory quality assurance and safety standards are met
  • prepare scientific papers and reports
  • supervise and teach other staff such as medical laboratory technicians
  • develop new methods, and apply the latest improvements in technology, for laboratory testing.

To become a Medical Laboratory Scientist

Skills employers are looking for

  • Research

  • Communication Skills

  • Clinical Research

  • Writing

  • Organisational Skills

  • Team Work/ Collaboration

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