Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians

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Total Workforce

323k

Average Age

42.3

Estimated Job Growth

12.7%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$47,525

Average Male Salary

$52,328

Average Female Salary

$45,821

About

Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians was $47,525 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians by wage are Special education teachers, Agricultural inspectors, and Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers.

Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are DeKalb County (South) PUMA, GA, Inside Loop I-410 PUMA, TX (79500US4805905), and Butte-Silver Bow & Helena City PUMA, MT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are Inside Loop I-410 PUMA, TX (79500US4805905), DeKalb County (South) PUMA, GA, and Butte-Silver Bow & Helena City PUMA, MT.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. 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 Inside Loop I-410 PUMA, TX (79500US4805905).

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,525

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,479

In 2017, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians earned an average of $47,525, $4,540 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Agricultural inspectors make somewhat more than Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians while Special education teachers 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

0.313

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.313, 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 Hospitals, Other health care services, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Scientific research & development services, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

323k

2017 Workforce

± 13,946

4.29%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.91%

The number of people employed as Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians has been growing at a rate of 4.29%, from 310,086 people in 2016 to 323,390 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians at  54.8%, followed by Other health care services with 21.4% and Outpatient care centers with 4.96%.

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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 40.2 and of female Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is White.

Gender Composition

84.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,143

239k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 11,985

73.8% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

67.6% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.8% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Black 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

40.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.16

43

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.687

The median age of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is 42.3, and Male employees are generally 2.87 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 Health but a relatively high number of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are expected to see a growth of 12.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.7%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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