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Medical and Clinical Technologists and Technicians Careers


Enlisted Medical and Clinical Technologists and Technicians work with specialized equipment to research, diagnose and help treat medical conditions. These servicemembers work in labs collecting and analyzing specimens or in medical centers and pharmacies dealing with patients. Medical and Clinical Technologists and Technicians must have a mixture of scientific knowledge and people skills to successfully do their jobs.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Take patients’ blood pressure and ECG readings
  • Help revive heart attack victims
  • Construct or repair dental and optical devices (i.e., dentures or glasses)
  • Test blood and bone marrow specimens
  • Perform autopsies
  • Use sophisticated lab equipment
  • Prepare and dispense medications
  • Conduct CAT scans and X-rays

Helpful Attributes

Useful school subjects include science, chemistry and biology. Helpful attributes include:

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, human anatomy
  • Ability to follow strict standards and procedures
  • Interest in using precision tools and instruments
  • Desire to help others

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Sample courses include:

  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Operation and Maintenance of Diagnostic Equipment
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Pharmacy Laws and Regulations
  • Mixing and Dispensing Drugs
Medical and Clinical Technologists and Technicians Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

  • Cardiopulmonary and ECG Technician
  • Dental and Optical Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Radiologic X-ray Technicians
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Related Civilian Jobs

  • Opticians
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Radiographer
  • Sonographer
  • Pharmacy Technician

Related Career Fields

Medical and Clinical Technologists and Technicians – Officer
Health Care Practitioners – Enlisted

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