Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Medical Laboratory Technologists have an unlimited choice of practice settings - hospitals, for-profit laboratories, clinics, physician office laboratories, public health facilities, business and industry - all of which offer excellent job placement. The Medical Laboratory Technologist performs a full range of laboratory tests from the most routine to the most complex.

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:
Percentile 10% 25% 50%
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.97 $24.70 $29.36 $35.46 $40.94
Annual Wage(2) $41,550 $51,370 $61,070 $73,760 $85,160

Median annual wages of medical and clinical laboratory technicians was $61,070 in May 2016. The middle 50 percent earned between $51,370 and $73,760. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $41,550, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $85,160. Note these are national averages for this occupation obtained from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For more information, visit U.S. Department of Labor.

Page last updated May 15, 2019.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405