Cardiac Technicians help doctors in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of heart disorders. In this profession, you’ll perform tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments.
Dental technicians use moulds, models, and images of patients to help dentists build oral devices like dentures and partial bridges, as well as specialized orthodontic insertions to help patients' teeth.
A dialysis technician is trained to set up and operate a hemodialysis machine to provide dialysis treatment. Dialysis treatment is administered to patients with kidney or renal failure. Your job would also entail preparing the patients physically for their treatment as well as explaining what you are about to do. You will also be required to ensure patient safety and that equipment is operating properly during the treatment.
Medical laboratory technicians are highly skilled and perform routine medical laboratory tests by operating diagnostic laboratory equipment. In this profession, you’ll perform clinical laboratory tests on patient samples (for example blood, urine, mucous etc) which are absolutely vital tools for diagnosing patients and preventing disease.
Phlebotomy is the science of drawing blood. The primary function of a phlebotomy technician is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or micro-techniques. A phlebotomy technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations and analysis.
A veterinary technician prepares vaccines, serums or tissue samples takes blood samples and performs medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals.
This career is sometimes also called a Critical Care Technologist. Your primary duties would focus on making sure the equipment and technology needed to support organ function and maintain life is working and being used correctly. Your skills and knowledge of technology and physiology are combined with patient care.