Medical Technician (other)

Also known as Audiometrist, Dialysis Technician, Electroencephalographic Technician, Mortuary Technician, Neurophysiological Technician, Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician, Perfusionist, Renal Technician, Sleep Technician.
This occupation group covers Medical Technicians not elsewhere classified.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $60,830
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 10,900

What does a Medical Technician (other) do?

  • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
  • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured and pattern and rhythm interpreted
  • taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
  • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
  • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
Diploma of Laboratory Technology
Course in Drug and Alcohol Testing