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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.
To become a Medical Laboratory Technician in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
NSC or NC(v) is required. Entry requirements differ for each institution, but recommended school subjects include:
Medical Laboratory Technicians in South Africa typically study for more than 2 years.
Please note that upon completion of your studies, you will need to be assessed by the Society for Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa as well as register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to work as a medical laboratory technician.
There are plenty of employment opportunities for Medical Laboratory Technicians in South Africa who often work in any of the following places:
shwane University of Technology:
Durban University of Technology:
Vaal University of Technology:
Cape Peninsula University of Technology:
Nelson Mandela University: