medical technologist

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medical

 [med´ĭ-kal]
pertaining to medicine or to the treatment of diseases; pertaining to medicine as opposed to surgery.
medical assistant a person who, under the direction of a qualified physician, performs a variety of routine administrative and clinical tasks in a physician's office, a hospital, or some other clinical facility.
medical laboratory technician (MLT) see clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician.
medical record administrator one responsible for the indexing, recording, and storage of medical records and reports of patients admitted to hospitals and other health care agencies, and who also prepares reports of births, deaths, transfers, and discharges of patients, and of treatments received.

There are two levels of qualification for the medical record practitioner: Registered Record Administrator (RRA) and Accredited Record Technician (ART). Only those persons who have passed the registration examination of the american health information management association are entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Record Administrator or the job titles of medical record administrator and health record administrator. Only individuals who have passed the accreditation examination of the Association are entitled to use the designation of Accredited Record Technician. Suitable job titles for the RRA might include: Medical Record Administrator; Director, Medical Record Administration Program; Director, Medical Record Services; Instructor; Coordinator; and Research Associate. Suitable job titles for the ART might include: Medical Record Technician; Director; Assistant Director; Supervisor; and Instructor.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

medical technologist

A lab worker in the US who has received at least 4 years of formal college or university education (e.g., a bachelor of science degree in medical technology) and training in various techniques in clinical pathology, haematology, microbiology, chemistry, blood banking, immunology, and other areas of the lab.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Although BLS does not have data on clinical research coordinators and associates, medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, some of whose duties are similar to those of coordinators and associates, held 295,000 jobs in 2000.
Thirteen of the top 20 fastest-growing professions in the United States are in healthcare--and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians are not among those (see Table 1).
Sometimes the title technologist implies a supervisory role: many clinical laboratory technologists supervise clinical laboratory technicians, for example.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 467 accredited programs for medical and clinical laboratory technologists in the United States.
There are approximately 313,000 clinical laboratory technologists and technicians working in the US today, and 5,300 new positions will be created per year through 2008, according to BLS projections.
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Some project 239,353 clinical laboratory technologists and technicians by the year 2000, based on the production of new graduates and attrition.

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