Medical Laboratory Scientists

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Medical Laboratory Scientists

Medical Laboratory Scientists conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Fun facts

  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 1871 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 71% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 71% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by medical laboratory scientists. A few are listed below:

  • preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
  • examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
  • analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
  • advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
  • operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • maintaining laboratory quality assurance and safety standards
  • preparing scientific papers and reports
  • studies the formation, early growth and development of living organisms

Specific occupations

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Scientific Officer
  • Hospital Scientist
  • IVF Embryologist