We calculated that 8% of Medical Service Technicians are proficient in Personal Care, Customer Service, and Medical Records. They’re also known for soft skills such as Listening skills, Physical strength, and Problem-solving skills.
We break down the percentage of Medical Service Technicians that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Personal Care, 8%
Provided personal care, companionship, housekeeping, and medication administration to seniors within the Assisted Living facility.
- Customer Service, 7%
Administered medication to patients, entered medical data into computer systems, and provided excellent customer service.
- Medical Records, 7%
Prepared medical records for approximately 150 patient visits daily, ensuring medical information was accurate and personal information was current.
- Vital Signs, 5%
Documented vital signs, medication administration, residents' behaviors associated with medication administration, medication incident and accident report.
- Infection Control, 5%
Perform point of care quality checks, conduct daily operational inspections, maintained environmental safety and infection control standards.
- Phlebotomy, 5%
Performed quantitative and qualitative analysis on biological specimens in Chemistry Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Urinalysis and Phlebotomy procedures.
Some of the skills we found on medical service technician resumes included "personal care," "customer service," and "medical records." We have detailed the most important medical service technician responsibilities below. Arguably the most important personality trait for a medical service technician to have happens to be listening skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "emts and paramedics need to listen to patients to determine the extent of their injuries or illnesses." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that medical service technicians can use listening skills to "administered test analyses, communicated results to doctors and posted results on the hospital computer system. " Another trait important for fulfilling medical service technician duties is physical strength. According to a medical service technician resume, "emts and paramedics need to be physically fit." Here's an example of how medical service technicians are able to utilize physical strength: "revised standard operating procedures for immunizations and physical exams, decreasing workload and manpower requirements and tripling patient flow. " Another skill that is quite popular among medical service technicians is problem-solving skills. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a medical service technician resume: "emts and paramedics must evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer appropriate treatments." This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "entered daily, all patient information into 20/20 med solutions emr database in an accurate and timely fashion. " A medical service technician responsibilities sometimes require "speaking skills." The responsibilities that rely on this skills are shown by this resume excerpt: "emts and paramedics need to clearly explain procedures to patients, give orders, and relay information to others." This resume example shows how this skill is used by medical service technicians: "faxed medical reports to doctors and spoke with family members of residents regarding medications in compliance with hipaa. " Another common skill for a medical service technician to be able to utilize is "compassion." Emts and paramedics must be able to provide emotional support to patients in an emergency, especially patients who are in life-threatening situations or extreme mental distress. A medical service technician demonstrated the need for this skill by putting this on their resume: "provided high-quality, compassionate patient care within 24 bed telemetry unit. " Lastly, this career requires you to be skillful in "interpersonal skills." According to medical service technician resumes, "emts and paramedics usually work on teams and must be able to coordinate their activities closely with others in stressful situations." This resume example highlights how medical service technician responsibilities rely on this skill: "learned valuable interpersonal skills by working with dementia and alzheimer's residents. "
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We've found that 31.3% of medical service technicians have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.7% earned their master's degrees before becoming a medical service technician. While it's true that some medical service technicians have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every four medical service technicians did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those medical service technicians who do attend college, typically earn either nursing degrees or medical assisting services degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for medical service technicians include medical technician degrees or business degrees.
Once you're ready to become a medical service technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire medical service technicians. According to medical service technician resumes that we searched through, medical service technicians are hired the most by Fresenius Kidney Care Dodge City, Fresenius Medical Care North America Holdings Limited Partnership, and VITAS Healthcare. Currently, Fresenius Kidney Care Dodge City has 30 medical service technician job openings, while there are 30 at Fresenius Medical Care North America Holdings Limited Partnership and 11 at VITAS Healthcare.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, medical service technicians tend to earn the biggest salaries at Fresenius Medical Care North America Holdings Limited Partnership, VITAS Healthcare, and Baxter Regional Medical Center. Take Fresenius Medical Care North America Holdings Limited Partnership for example. The median medical service technician salary is $61,905. At VITAS Healthcare, medical service technicians earn an average of $58,233, while the average at Baxter Regional Medical Center is $52,644. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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