A senior medical technologist is a healthcare professional who performs biochemical, serological, hematological, or microbiological laboratory tests to diagnose and discover treatments for diseases and viruses. These individuals manage laboratory staff in the gathering and analyzing of biological samples via a variety of laboratory experiments. They can work in hospitals or medical laboratories, obtain samples from patients, identify sample structures and abnormalities, and present detailed reports to physicians and their patients.
Most senior medical technologists have a bachelor's degree in medical technology, or a related area of specialty, and at least two years experience as a medical technologist. Most hospitals or laboratories require licensing for medical technologists as well. These individuals should possess strong analytical, organizational, communication, and leadership skills, and should have a broad knowledge of laboratory techniques and biological research.
A senior medical technologist can make up to $54,300 a year in the US, and the career field is expected to grow considerably by 23% in the next 10 years.