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Medical Technologist Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works within a medical laboratory or healthcare facility. Supervises staff of medical technologists and technicians, ensures staff are in accordance with accreditation and regulatory bodies. Plans and assigns workloads, monitors test analyzes and specimen examinations, develops and updates technical policies and procedures, and monitors ongoing quality management activity.

Job Outlook

There were 1 Medical Technologist Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 32 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Laboratory Technologist industry, which includes the Medical Technologist Supervisor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Medical Technologist Supervisor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $62,462.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $62,560.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Medical Technologist Supervisor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $59,479.

Education and Experience

Posted Medical Technologist Supervisor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree10%
Bachelor's Degree77%
Master's Degree13%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Medical Technologist Supervisor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years15%
3 to 5 years74%
6 to 8 years0%
9+ years11%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Medical Technologist Supervisor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Physical Abilities (28%)
  • Communication Skills (22%)
  • Research (22%)
  • Bilingual (9%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (9%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Medical Technology (59%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (47%)
  • Laboratory Procedures (38%)
  • Chemistry (28%)
  • Budgeting (25%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Supervisory Skills (19%)
  • Phlebotomy (16%)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (13%)
  • Customer Service (13%)
  • Laboratory Equipment (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Diagnostic Testing (6%)
  • Transfusion (6%)
  • Transfusion Medicine (6%)
  • Bacteriology (3%)
  • Clinical Chemistry (3%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Specimen Processing (3%) – marginal value $2,196
  • Laboratory Safety And Chemical Hygiene Plan (3%) – marginal value $819
  • Transfusion Medicine (6%) – marginal value $798
  • Parasitology (3%) – marginal value $628
  • Lab Safety (3%) – marginal value $597

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Medical Technologist Supervisor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist Supervisor
  • Laboratory Supervisor/Medical Technologist
  • Laboratory Supervisor - Medical Technologist
  • Laboratory/Medical Technologist Supervisor - Blood Bank
  • Laboratory Medical Technologist Supervisor

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Medical Technologist Supervisor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Montrose Memorial Hospital (3)
  • Csl (3)
  • Hospital Corporation of America (2)
  • Firelands Regional Medical Center (2)
  • BJC Healthcare (2)

North Carolina

  • Duke University (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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