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29-2012.00 - Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook

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Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating, and identifying microorganisms for analysis.

29-2011.03 Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Stain tissue specimens with dyes or other chemicals to make cell details visible under microscopes.
  • Cut sections of body tissues for microscopic examination using microtomes.
  • Mount tissue specimens on glass slides.
  • Embed tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks or infiltrate tissue specimens with wax.
  • Freeze tissue specimens.
  • Perform procedures associated with histochemistry to prepare specimens for immunofluorescence or microscopy.
  • Prepare or use prepared tissue specimens for teaching, research or diagnostic purposes.
29-2011.01 Cytogenetic Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Arrange and attach chromosomes in numbered pairs on karyotype charts, using standard genetics laboratory practices and nomenclature, to identify normal or abnormal chromosomes.
  • Harvest cell cultures using substances such as mitotic arrestants, cell releasing agents, and cell fixatives.
  • Prepare slides of cell cultures following standard procedures.
  • Prepare biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, tumors, chorionic villi, and blood, for chromosome examinations.
  • Extract, measure, dilute as appropriate, label, and prepare DNA for array analysis.
  • Select or prepare specimens and media for cell cultures using aseptic techniques, knowledge of medium components, or cell nutritional requirements.
  • Stain slides to make chromosomes visible for microscopy.
29-2011.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook
  • 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.
  • Cultivate, isolate, or assist in identifying microbial organisms or perform various tests on these microorganisms.
  • Harvest cell cultures at optimum time, based on knowledge of cell cycle differences and culture conditions.
  • Select and prepare specimens and media for cell cultures, using aseptic technique and knowledge of medium components and cell requirements.
  • Obtain, cut, stain, and mount biological material on slides for microscopic study and diagnosis, following standard laboratory procedures.
31-9097.00 Phlebotomists Bright Outlook
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.
  • Collect fluid or tissue samples, using appropriate collection procedures.
  • Collect specimens at specific time intervals for tests, such as those assessing therapeutic drug levels.
  • Draw blood from arteries, using arterial collection techniques.
29-2011.02 Cytotechnologists Bright Outlook
  • Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
  • Prepare cell samples by applying special staining techniques, such as chromosomal staining, to differentiate cells or cell components.

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