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1Career in Biomedical Technology Objective 1 Laboratory Careers & Science
2Part 1 Laboratory Science In the field of laboratory science themajor careers are:PathologistMedical TechnologistPhlebotomist
3Pathologist To be a pathologist you must complete medical school and additional pathologyonly focused training.Pathologists frequently determine cause of death; they also study specimens of body tissues, fluids and secretions to diagnose disease and act as consultants to other physicians.
4Pathologists provide overall management This is a photomicrograph of squamous cancer as seen on a Pap test.Pathologists provide overall managementof the Department of Pathology, andmaintain a strict system of quality controland quality assurance throughout thedepartment.
5Pathologists also perform fine needle aspirations, and provide surgical assistanceby performing rapid tissue ("frozen section")examination and diagnosis while the patientis in surgery.
6Medical TechnologistThe entry level requirement to be a medical technologist is a Bachelor’s degree.They can perform laboratory tests, analyze the results and make independent judgment calls.
7Did you know that a Medical Technologist can also be called a …. Clinical Laboratory Scientist
8Did you know?Medical Laboratory Technician is a is another type of laboratory career.
9Medical Laboratory Technician The entry level requirement to be a medical laboratory technician is an associates degree.They performs tissue slides, performssimple blood tests, cell counts andurinalysis.A medical laboratory technicianworks under the supervision of a medical technologist / clinical laboratory scientist.
11Associated Terminology: Microorganisms- organisms that areusually too small to be seen by the naked human eye, incredibly diverse and include bacteria, fungi and others.Hematology- is concerned with thestudy of the formed elements of blood,the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. The labwork that goes into the study of blood is performed by a medical technologist.
12Associated Terminology: Pathogen- is amicroorganismthat causes disease.Histology- is thestudy of cells andtissues.Immunology – is the study of how blood cells prevent disease caused by microorganisms.A stained histologicspecimen, sandwichedbetween a glassmicroscope slide andcoverslip, mounted onthe stage of a lightmicroscope.
13Part 2 Life Science In the field of life science the major career cluster is called Life Scientist.There are sub-specialties of life science:MicrobiologistVirologistBiochemist
14Life Scientist – known to some as “researchers” study living organisms andlife processes.The entry level requirement to be a lifescientist is a Bachelor’s degree but mostemployers look for masters or doctorallevel prepared individuals.
15Life Scientist Another definition of a life scientist’s job is… “Develops new drugs,methods of treatment andnew methods ofenvironmental protection.”
16Life Scientist There are many opportunities in research Life scientist can work in many different settings ranging from agriculture and food sciences to zoology.There are many opportunities in researchand development in health care.
17Specialties within the Life Science Cluster MicrobiologistIn medicine microbiologists study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.VirologistStudies viruses and the diseases caused by them.BiochemistStudies the effects of hormones, enzymes, serums, and food on tissues and organs.
18Life Scientist Salary Range in NC $42,300-$100,100
19MondayLove what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around……What’s the difference between a microorganism and a pathogen?