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Medical Laboratory Technicians

Work Environment

Medical laboratory technicians work in clean, well-lit, and usually air-conditioned settings. There may, however, be unpleasant odors and some infectious materials involved in the work. In general, there are few hazards associated with these odors and materials as long as proper methods of sterilization and handling of specimens, materials, and equipment are used. They wear protective gear such as masks, gloves, and goggles to ensure they conduct their work safely.

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