I am considering a career as a medical technologist. Can you give me the pros and cons of this profession?

I have Bachelor's in Psychology and Business Admin. The jobs I've had so far have been low paying customer service type stuff. Though this could be because I live in Lakeland, FL. I was pre-med at UF and so I've taken classes in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology. I decided against med school since I don't like to deal with people and their problems, but I'm interested in medical research. But I want a job that allows me to have a fair amount of physical motion. Being a factory worker in an automobile manufacturing plant sounds good to me. In other words, I don't want to be in a cubicle and tied down to a phone all day. I don't want to work standard business hours due to my insomnia I have a hard time showing up to work at 8 am. The local hospital has different shifts available for medical technologist. I would have to go through a training program and get licensed. Can you tell me whether this is the right profession for me?

Asked By: Bappa M - 6/12/2007
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i am a medical technologist (we call them clinical laboratory scientists) at Johns Hopkins Hospital. of course i went to college for 4 yrs to get this degree and not a training program. school was really hard and the exam was harder. i really like what i do so its a great job for me not sure for you. i have to... More
Answered By: Anne W - 6/14/2007
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HMmmm hard to say if you'd like also to be an automobile factory worker... More
Answered By: Diane A - 6/12/2007
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