Microbiology related companies in Michigan
lab at someplace.net
Tue Dec 26 15:05:13 EST 2000
In article <3a48eee8$0$77893$1dc6e903 at news.corecomm.net>,
bactitech at hortonsbay.com says...
>[Mr. Morphology - cool name! What morphology are you? - gram negative? gram
Definitely Gram variable. Sometimes hot-safranin red; sometimes cool blue.
Hemolytic, virulent, produces numerous exotoxins in the form of usenet
>MM raised a good point. In medical laboratories, you must have minimally a
>certification, and even then they probably won't let you do much. Virtually
>of our microbiologists are MT (ASCP) certified, which involves a year
>at a training facility. There is beginning to be a shortage of MT's so now
>a good time to look into training. You can get more information from:
>Don't necessarily believe the burned out nay-sayers. The average age of the
>medical technologist in this country is 48-50. In ten to fifteen years there
>be a MAJOR shortage. Look into training NOW. A MT certification will allow
>to work in all areas of the clinical laboratory. New kids right out of school
>our area are getting $18/hour to start plus sign-on bonuses of $2000. Not all
>areas of the country pay this well, however, but the shortage will put
>employers to raise wages or risk having no one do their lab work.
>Research work is a different ball game entirely and MT certification isn't
>particularly needed, and the work is quite different - so much so that I won't
>begin to speculate on what they do. In these types of jobs, higher level
>are probably more important. In clinical labs, most of the people that get
>degrees go on into management and get MBA's.
>There are other certifying agencies besides ASCP, but they're the most well
>and the one employers ask for in their ads for laboratory personnel.
>Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
>Microbiology 26 years
>"Mr. Morphology" wrote:
>> ...It is hard to find employment in microbiology. Though it is the most
>> practical of the biosciences, its primary utility is in clinical diagnosis,
>> and typically to get those type of jobs requires a degree in medical
>> technology instead of biology........
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