Florida Medical Lab Technician Salaries
Medical Laboratory Tech Salaries in Florida
Typically an average median salary for a Medical Technician in the United States is around $23.89 per hour, or $49,700 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Florida Medical Laboratory Technician salary is even higher than this at $51,000 annually, according to indeed.com. However, job opportunities for medical technicians will see an increase on average of 14% as physicians’ demand for accurate and professional medical technicians grow.
The following list represents the average Florida medical laboratory technician salary by major city:
Maitland and Orlando: $42,000
Ft. Lauderdale and Plantation: $56,000
Daytona Beach, Clearwater and Temple Terrace: $44,000
Miramar and Palm Beach Gardens: $46,000
Jacksonville, Orange Park and Sarasota: $45,000
Professional Organizations for Medical Technicians
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS): This particular organization is specifically for clinical laboratory science practitioners. It is their goal to make sure excellence is achieved for consumers of health care. They are responsible for promoting all avenues of clinical laboratory science practice by providing leadership, education, management and cost-effective laboratory services for consumers.
In addition, the ASCLS also offers a membership to the Scientific Assembly (SA) for their particular discipline. This particular group will provide communication to their members through newsletters, web site or list serves. The Scientific Assembly is an organization that shares information regarding clinical laboratory disciplines. They bring together members to discuss and share information on employment trends, new technology, how to solve problems related to this industry and the latest advancements.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
American Society for Clinical Pathology, Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC): This organization represents a high-level of standard in certification for professionals in the clinical laboratory industry. Being certified by this organization will present better job opportunities and confirms your professional credentials. Those that work in this industry have a high respect for the ASCP-BOC professionals as laboratory managers depend on those credentials to make sure their facility and employees demonstrate quality, professionalism and dedication at the highest possible level.
In addition, and probably the most critical benefit to the ASCP-BOC credentials, is providing quality care to patients.
American Society for Clinical Pathology, Board of Certification Headquarters
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603