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Medical Technologist Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Medical Technologist Supervisor 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 4 Medical Technologist Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 160 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 2015:

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 $90,062.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $90,062.

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 $72,617.

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 Degree3.75%
Bachelor's Degree81.25%
Master's Degree50.62%
Doctoral Degree18.75%
Other5.63%

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 years9.3%
3 to 5 years84.5%
6 to 8 years6.2%
9+ years0%

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.

  • Management (51.88%)
  • English Language (47.5%)
  • Quality Control (43.75%)
  • Written English (38.12%)
  • Leadership (36.88%)
  • Operations (35%)
  • Quality Assurance (21.88%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (16.88%)
  • Planning (16.25%)
  • Communication (16.25%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Clinical Practices (45.81%)
  • Conflict Resolution (41.29%)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (38.06%)
  • State Laws (27.74%)
  • Blood Banking (58.71%)
  • Hematology (45.16%)
  • Biology (61.94%)
  • Microbiology (58.71%)
  • Performance Appraisal (34.84%)
  • Document Control (27.1%)
  • Health Technology (69.03%)
  • Health Education (33.55%)
  • Chemistry (62.58%)
  • Competency Assessment (43.23%)
  • Medical Laboratory (69.68%)
  • Biochemistry (45.81%)
  • Organizational Structure (25.16%)
  • Immunology (52.26%)
  • Quality Management (47.74%)
  • Quality Monitoring (28.39%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Laboratory Equipment (8.39%)
  • Policy Development (12.9%)
  • Molecular Biology (20.65%)
  • Performance Review (5.81%)
  • Phlebotomy (20%)
  • Urinalysis (13.55%)
  • Technical Supervision (8.39%)
  • Quality Improvement (10.32%)
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) (7.1%)
  • Performance Improvement (10.32%)
  • Optometry (9.68%)
  • Serology (10.97%)
  • Laboratory Procedures (7.74%)
  • Regulatory Requirements (3.23%)
  • Coagulation (10.97%)
  • Risk Control (2.58%)
  • Laboratory Management System (9.03%)
  • Pathology (18.06%)
  • Workflow Management (12.9%)
  • Laboratory Testing (13.55%)
  • Specimen Processing (9.68%)
  • Automation (6.45%)
  • Resource Allocation (13.55%)

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.

  • Blood Banking (74.59%)
  • Hematology (57.38%)
  • Biochemistry (58.2%)
  • Immunology (66.39%)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (48.36%)
  • Clinical Practices (58.2%)
  • Competency Assessment (54.92%)
  • Microbiology (74.59%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Supervisory Medical Technologist
  • Medical Technologist ASCP
  • Technical Support Supervisor
  • Molecular Technologist
  • Diagnostician
  • Phlebotomy Supervisor
  • Supervisor
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Travel Medical Technologist

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

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs (79)
  • Actalent (10)
  • University of Illinois (4)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (3)
  • Dha Group (3)
  • Regional One Health (3)
  • Saint Francis Health System (3)
  • AdventHealth (3)
  • Scionhealth (2)
  • The Judge Group (2)

North Carolina

  • Taj Staffing (1)
  • Netpace (1)
  • K&A Recruiting (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!