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Other Medical Technicians includes jobs like Audiometrist, Dialysis Technician, Electroencephalographic Technician, Mortuary Technician, Neurophysiological Technician, Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician, Ophthalmic Technician, Perfusionist, Renal Technician, Respiratory Technician, and Sleep Technician.


  • operates equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of hearing, the heart, kidneys and nervous system, and during anaesthesia
  • undertakes and assists with medical analytical procedures and assists anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • records the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm is interpreted
  • prepares and stains slides and tissue sections to study the cells of blood for histological examination
  • performs diagnostic tests on tissues and fluids and analyses the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • tests for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • sets up, checks and maintains operating theatres, and anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Research

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Computer Literacy

  • Organisational Skills

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