Career Resources for Medical Technologists MTs

Job Outlook for Med Techs and Lab Technicians

Overall employment of radiologic and medical technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations*.

An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures. Prenatal testing for various types of genetic conditions also is increasingly common. Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians will be in demand to use and maintain the equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment.

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Healthcare Occupation Comparison

Reports show that jobs in the healthcare sector will grow 18% from 2020 to 2026, significantly higher than most other occupations. The reason for this growth in demand is due to a rising elderly population in the United States.


Salary Information for Med Techs

The median annual wage for magnetic resonance imaging technologists was $57,640 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,450, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,700.

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MT Certificates, Licenses and Registration

Most states require medical technologists to be licensed or certified. Few states require licensure for MRI technologists. Requirements vary by state. There are three….


A Day in the Life of a Medical Tech

Medical and Clinical Lab techs also perform chemical and biological tests on patient specimens for medical diagnosis.

Some of the day-to-day duties of Med Techs include…