The U.S. Department of Labor has developed an automated occupational information database, O*NET, that identifies and describes work content, work skills, and training requirements for all jobs across the country in all sectors of the economy. Much of the occupational information contained in this report is derived directly from the O*NET database, and supplemented with information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, and Labor Market and Career Information.
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|Industry||% of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists employed||Annual Growth Rate|
|General medical and surgical hospitals||56.5||0.63|
|Medical and diagnostic laboratories||17.3||2.92|
|Offices of physicians||7.7||2.09|
|Colleges and universities||4.7||0.87|
|Other ambulatory health care services||2.7||3.26|
|2016 Statewide average hourly wage||$28.55|
|2016 National average hourly wage||$30.02|
|2014 National employment||164,800|
|2014 Texas employment||12,370|
|Texas projected employment by 2024||16,000|
|Texas projected annual employment and Turnover openings through 2024||660|
|Region||Employment||Projected Employment 2024||Projected
Annual Openings 2024
|Texas (all regions)||12,370||16,000||660||2.60%||$59,389.00|
|Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas||Relevant Importance Levels|
|Medicine and Dentistry
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
|Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
|Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
|Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
|Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas||Relevant Importance Levels|
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
|Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
|Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
|Top 10 Relevant Abilities||Relevant Importance Levels|
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
|Flexibility of Closure
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.