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29-2012.00 - Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook

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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.

29-2011.01 Cytogenetic Technologists   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Count numbers of chromosomes and identify the structural abnormalities by viewing culture slides through microscopes, light microscopes, or photomicroscopes.
  • Analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens to aid diagnoses and treatments for genetic diseases such as congenital birth defects, fertility problems, and hematological disorders.
  • Examine chromosomes found in biological specimens to detect abnormalities.
  • Recognize and report abnormalities in the color, size, shape, composition, or pattern of cells.
  • Input details of specimen processing, analysis, and technical issues into logs or laboratory information systems (LIS).
  • Apply prepared specimen and control to appropriate grid, run instrumentation, and produce analyzable results.
  • Input details of specimens into logs or computer systems.
29-2011.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, or spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal or abnormal components.
  • Operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, or computer-controlled analyzers.
  • Collect and study blood samples to determine the number of cells, their morphology, or their blood group, blood type, or compatibility for transfusion purposes, using microscopic techniques.
  • Enter data from analysis of medical tests or clinical results into computer for storage.
  • Analyze samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction.
  • Cultivate, isolate, or assist in identifying microbial organisms or perform various tests on these microorganisms.
29-2011.02 Cytotechnologists Bright Outlook
  • Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.
  • Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
  • Examine specimens to detect abnormal hormone conditions.
  • Perform karyotyping or organizing of chromosomes according to standardized ideograms.
29-2011.03 Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians Bright Outlook
  • Operate computerized laboratory equipment to dehydrate, decalcify, or microincinerate tissue samples.
  • Identify tissue structures or cell components to be used in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases.
  • Perform electron microscopy or mass spectrometry to analyze specimens.
29-1069.07 Pathologists Bright Outlook
  • Examine microscopic samples to identify diseases or other abnormalities.
  • Diagnose diseases or study medical conditions using techniques such as gross pathology, histology, cytology, cytopathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, flow cytometry, or molecular biology.
  • Conduct genetic analyses of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or chromosomes to diagnose small biopsies and cell samples.

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