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Technician - Medical and Clinical Laboratory
Technician - Medical and Clinical Laboratory
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Technician - Medical and Clinical Laboratory

Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
  • Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases and enter findings into computer.
  • Analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical or electrical devices.
  • Inoculate fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
  • Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
  • Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating, and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
  • Prepare standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
  • Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.

About the test

The HR Avatar Technician - Medical and Clinical Laboratory Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Technician - Medical and Clinical Laboratory test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:29-2012.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$29,640 or less
Bottom 25%:
$37,910 or less
Median:
$51,770 (Average)
Top 25%:
$65,600 or more
Top 10%:
$79,530 or more

Hourly US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$14.25 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18.23 or less
Median:
$24.89 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31.54 or more
Top 10%:
$38.24 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
164,200
2026 (projected):
187,200
Annual U.S. Job Openings:12,900

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Clerical
  • Medicine and Dentistry
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Science
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Instructing
  • Quality Control Analysis
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Written Expression
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
4%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
31%
Bachelor's Degree:
46%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
10%
Master's Degree:
7%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
24%
Less than 1 Month:
4%
3 - 6 Months:
13%
6 Months - 1 Year:
26%
1 - 2 Years:
3%
2 - 4 Years:
14%
4 - 6 Years:
15%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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  • Accurately determine what supplies to order for a given month.
  • Ensure that measurements are being recorded correctly.
  • Quickly establish a sampling plan to check for quality.
  • Identify instances in which guidelines are not being followed.
  • Recommend the most cost-efficient battery purchase.
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