Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
- Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Soft skills: Ability to use technology, detail oriented and dexterity
- Average annual salary: $51,000
- 3 in state schools: Chemeketa Community College (Salem, OR), Rogue Community College (Grants Pass, OR), Portland Community College (Portland, OR)
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