How to become a Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and other procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human body.

Personal requirements of a Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work accurately and with minimal supervision
  • Able to do repetitive work without losing concentration

Education & Training for a Medical Laboratory Technician

To become a medical laboratory technician you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a medical laboratory technician through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit

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