Medical Technologist Salaries in Rhode Island

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area in Rhode Island employs the most medical and clinical laboratory technologists (740), followed by the area of Norwich-New London (110). Medical technologist salaries in Rhode Island are averaged at $59,000 per year across the entire state. Salaries for major cities in Rhode Island are as follows:

  • Providence -- $52,000 annually
  • Warwick -- $53,000 annually
  • Cranston -- $52,000 annually
  • Pawtucket -- $52,000 annually

Some of Rhode Island’s largest employers are hospitals; among them are the Rhode Island Hospital, Kent Hospital, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, all of which seek out qualified medical and clinical laboratory technologists. Industries with the highest employment and wages include hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, physicians’ offices, and colleges and universities.

Statistics show that currently less than 1,000 licensed medical technologists are working in Rhode Island. However, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training projects the healthcare sector, including medical technologists, will continue to attract and attain more jobs. Industry analysts say that the United States in general is experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers, with medical technologists and clinical laboratory technologists as one of the occupations in demand and this is an occupation where the demand is expected to be greater than qualified professionals in years to come.

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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Serving as America’s technical career education specialists for 75 years.
            • Offers accelerated associate degree programs that can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor degree programs in as little as 3 years.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
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            • Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2011.
            • Students may access their online library catalog for addtional electronic resources.
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            Lincoln Tech , Lincoln
            • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
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            • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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            The Salter School , Fall River
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            • Committed to offering students career-focused programs that prepare them for the working world since 1937. 
            • Provides programs for massage therapy, pharmacy technician, health claims specialist, and professional medical assistant.
            • Offers free refresher courses for graduates in good standing, as well as career consultations and advising.
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