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What is the difference between a medical technologist and a medical technician?

I know about the degree (Bachelor's and Associate) difference and salary difference, but what about the JOB difference? I am majoring in medical technology and it sometimes discourages me seeing those TV ads for 2 year schools, knowing I am going to much better school yet may still end up doing the same duties as someone who went to a crappy school.

Asked By: saturnia107 - 6/19/2008
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The separation of duties between MLTs and MTs is more apparent is some departments than in others. For example, in most blood banks and microbiology labs, only the MTs will perform the higher complexity testing such as anitbody identification and culture reading. In contrast, all laboratorians generally perform the... More
Answered By: Nightsaber - 6/20/2008
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Since that extra two years of training result in a higher salary, what company would be foolish enough to hire a medical technologist if a medical technician could do the job? Your extra training brings more skills to the job with you... More
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Answered By: Bob B - 6/19/2008
 
Medical technologists and medical technicians work side by side in medical labs... More
Answered By: draco4843 | - 6/19/2008
 
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