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Status of Employment-Related Qualifications Similar to a Medical Laboratory Technology Major
Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2018;50:525-534  
Published on December 31, 2018
Copyright © 2018 Korean Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Hyun Ho Sung1, Dae Sik Kim1, Young Kuk Cho2, Ki Nam Yoon3

1Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Dongnam Health University, Suwon, Korea 2Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Seoyeong University, Gwangju, Korea 3Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Ansan University, Ansan, Korea
Correspondence to: Ki Nam Yoon
Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Ansan University, 155 Ansandaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan 15328, Korea
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This study evaluated the various qualifications that can be linked to employment similar to the medical laboratory technology major. The qualifications for employment outside the medical laboratory technology major are industrial health instructor, doping control officer, audiologist, sign language interpreter, health education specialist, claim adjuster, Korea life underwriter, administrative manager, hospital administrator, insurance review manager, and hospital coordinator. The qualifications for employment similar to the medical laboratory technology major include the clinical research coordinator, clinical research associate, anatomist, analytical chemistry analysts, hazardous materials industry engineers, biotechnologist, biosafety managers, biotechnology technicians, medical device quality officers, animal care nurse, industrial engineer hazardous material, bioprocess engineer, biosafety officer, certified technology consultant, director of medical device quality control, laboratory animal technician, animal nursing technician, and cruise medical manager. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct a social analysis survey of the various qualifications currently held by medical technologists. In addition, it will be necessary to investigate the current status of medical technologists working in other fields. In the future, medical technologists should expand the scope of their work through efforts to strengthen their individual work capacity, share cases, and strengthen their expertise.
Keywords : Certificate, License, Medical laboratory technology, Medical technologist, Qualification

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