The term hospital technician is an umbrella term for several
different and specific jobs within the healthcare setting. Generalized
hospital technicians probably did exist years ago before so much
technology was involved in healthcare. However, now technicians require
special training to perform their jobs. The jobs are not
interchangeable. In other words you can’t expect a laboratory technician
to be able to do the job of a pharmacy technician if someone calls in
sick one day. Technically, there are various healthcare careers that are
considered to be within the range of a hospital technician, the most
common dealing with pharmacy, laboratory, central services and
To give you more information, below is the breakdown of some of the
career choices within the spectrum of hospital technician. You have
several great educational options—for example, you can now enroll in an
accredited online school and get all of the training you need to work as
a hospital technician. You may also opt to go to a community college or
university to receive your training.
The typical entry level for this position is an associate’s degree in
medical technology or any other related program. The program you take
must be accredited and recognized by the National Accrediting Agency of
Clinical Laboratory Sciences. In addition, upon completion of the
program, you can also get professional certification from the American
Society for Clinical Pathology or other apt governing body. This can
improve your credentials significantly but is not really a necessity to
land a medical job in healthcare. The salary range for a laboratory
technician is $23,000 to $53,000. The job outlook is good with a growth
rate predicted at 15% in the next ten years.
An associate’s degree is the most common education for an entry level
health information technician (HIT). The program must be accredited by
the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Since
this career will be dealing with confidential information, critical
software and servers, most hospitals will only hire a health information
technician that is credentialed by AHIMA. The certification can only be
obtained by way of passing an exam. Registered health information
technician (RHIT) is then conferred. The salary for a health information
technician ranges from $21,000 to $51,000. This job is expected to
increase by 15% in the next ten years.
These are only four of the hospital technician jobs available in
healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these careers
are projected to grow anywhere from 15 to 30 percent within the next
seven to eight years. All of these hospital technician jobs have the
potential for advancement, especially if you are willing to receive more
education. There is something for everyone in the hospital technician
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