Medical Technologist Salaries in Tennessee

Medical technologists are considered an in-demand occupation. Most medical technologists in Tennessee are employed in hospital laboratories, while others find work in physicians’ private labs, clinics, the armed forces, crime labs, industrial medical laboratories, pharmaceutical labs, and public and private research facilities. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Nashville's Baptist Hospital are some of the medical facilities that typically are looking for qualified medical technologists.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics, the greatest number of jobs for medical technologists in medical and clinical laboratory technology can be found in Memphis, followed by Nashville, Knoxville, and then Chattanooga. As for nonmetropolitan areas, job concentration can be categorized in the following order: 1) North Central Tennessee, 2) South Central Tennessee, 3) Western Tennessee and 4) Eastern Tennessee. 

Medical technologists’ salaries in Tennessee average $62,000 annually. The following can be taken as a general guideline for annual salaries in major cities in Tennessee:

  • Memphis, $50,000 
  • Nashville, $53,000 
  • Knoxville, $57,000 
  • Chattanooga, $51,000 
  • Clarksville and $54,000 
  • Murfreesboro $53,000 

Medical technologists often have flexibility to work shifts, as well as part time if they prefer, in addition to working full time schedules typical of employees in medical facilities.

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