Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians

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Total Workforce
338k
Average Age
42.1
Average Salary
$48,079
Average Male Salary
$52,637
Average Female Salary
$46,291

About

Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians was $48,079 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians by wage are Social workers, all other, Healthcare social workers, and Legal secretaries and administrative assistants.

Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are Fargo City PUMA, ND, Rochester City PUMA, MN, and Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are Rochester City PUMA, MN, Fargo City PUMA, ND, and Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach & Holly Hill Cities PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are paid most in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Rochester City PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,079
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,305

In 2018, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians earned an average of $48,079, $5,809 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Social workers, all other make somewhat more than Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians while Healthcare social workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.315
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.315, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Other health care services, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

338k
2018 Workforce
± 14,262
4.58%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.77%

The number of people employed as Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians has been growing at a rate of 4.58%, from 323,390 people in 2017 to 338,195 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians at  52.2%, followed by Other health care services with 21% and Outpatient care centers with 5.61%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians in the US. The average age of male Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians in the workforce is 41.4 and of female Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

95.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,576
243k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 12,090

71.8% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

57.2% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.8% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Age by Gender

41.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.08
42.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.687

The median age of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 1.02 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians hold a major in Biology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Science, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Science, and Equipment Selection.

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