Skills Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "medical laboratory technologist" was moved from the group Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) to the group Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a medical laboratory technologist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120).

Tasks

  • Conduct chemical analyses of blood, urine and other body fluids
  • Study blood cells and other tissues
  • Prepare tissue sections for microscopic examinations
  • Establish procedures for analysis of specimens and for medical laboratory experiments
  • Train and supervise staff
  • Perform blood group, type and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes
  • Conduct quality control assessment of testing techniques
  • Set up medical laboratory equipment

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Counselling and Nurturing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Serving Others
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment

    Knowledge

  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Health Services Help -
    • Medicine
    • Therapy and Counselling
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