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Additional information

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Medical Field

Boss or Team



Good Communicator

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Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years


Busy Environment

Anaesthetic Technician

Anaesthetic technicians prepare and maintain anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres or clinics, and assists anaesthetists during the anaesthetic procedure. 

How to become qualified in this field (learning path)

  1. NSC/NC(V) 
  2. ND Clinical Technology 
  3. BTech Clinical Technology 

Level of Schooling & School Subjects

  • NSC/NC(V) 
  • Recommended subjects:
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Physical Science 
    • Biology

Duration of study

4 Years


Upon completion of your studies, you will need to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa  HPCSA in order to practice.

Clinical Technologies are employed in the following areas: 

  • clinical departments of academic and private hospitals
  • with doctors/specialists in private practices
  • private laboratories
  • Or you can be self-employed

Further Information

Health Professions Council of South Africa –

Educational Institutions offering this qualification

Tshwane University of Technology – ND Clinical Technology:

B-Tech Clinical Technology:

Durban University of Technology – B-Tech Clinical technology:

Central University of Technology, Free State:

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