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.