234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
234611
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

Alternative Titles:
Hospital Scientist
Medical Scientific Officer

Conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Skill Level: 1
Specialisation:
IVF Embryologist

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2346
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Medical Laboratory Scientists
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2346 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
maintaining laboratory quality assurance and safety standards
preparing scientific papers and reports
studies the formation, early growth and development of living organisms

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 742.50
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 214.60
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 349.20