Medical Laboratory Technologists

Driving innovation and progress in clinical laboratory science


Medical laboratory technologists, also known as medical laboratory scientists or clinical laboratory technologists are highly trained professionals who play a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment as well as prevention of diseases. They perform complex laboratory tests on blood, urine and other bodily fluids as well as tissues to help physicians and other healthcare professionals to make accurate diagnoses along with developing treatment plans.

Medical laboratory technologists use a variety of advanced laboratory instruments and techniques to analyse samples and generate test results. They must be highly skilled in handling and analysing laboratory specimens, ensuring accuracy, reliability of test results as well as maintaining strict quality control standards.


For Bachelor’s

  • Candidates must pass their 10+2 class with at least 60% marks in science stream from any recognised board.
  • A bachelor’s degree in the medical field is a well-suited option for students.

For Master’s

  • To get admission in (MBBS, MS, MD or M.Sc) undergraduates need to pass an entrance exam like NEET-UG, NEET-PG or BHU-PMT. 
  • Scholars can go for further studies like Ph.D or M.Phil.
  • A year of internship program is compulsory. 

Job Roles

Apart from working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, there are several other job profiles that a person with a background in medicine can pursue. Some of these job profiles include:

  • MRI Technician
  • Anaesthesia Technician
  • Operation Theatre Technician
  • Pathology Technician
  • Orthopaedic Technician
  • X-Ray Technician
  • CT Scan Technician

Employment Sector

  • Hospitals
  • Colleges
  • Serology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Blood Sample Matching
  • Immunology
  • Blood Banking
  • Haematology 
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Cytotechnology

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential medical students. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Fortis Hospitals
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Max Hospital
  • Columbia Asia Referral Hospital 
  • Lilavati hospital
  • BLK Super Specialist Hospital
  • Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre
  • Forensic Science Laboratory


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a Medical Laboratory Technologist is very impressive in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹1,10,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹2,40,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹5,50,000


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical Thinking


The career scope of a medical laboratory technologist is vast and promising with numerous opportunities for growth as well as advancement. As healthcare continues to evolve and expand, the demand for skilled laboratory professionals is increasing globally.

Moreover, medical laboratory technologists can work in various healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, private laboratories, research institutions and public health agencies. They may specialise in specific areas of laboratory science such as microbiology, haematology, immunology, clinical chemistry or molecular biology.


  • High Job Demand
  • Incredible Salary
  • Contribution to Patient Care
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible Working hours


  • Need Intensive education and training
  • Repetitive work
  • Limited patient interaction
  • Continuous education and training