How much money does a lab technician earn?
According to Salary.com, the salary range for a lab technician is between $34,000 to $49,000 per year. Variations in salary would depend on location, type of employer, and level of training. Search the site (link below) to find the salary range for your criteria.
"About half of what a RN with comparable experience earns." First answer by ID1290823381 This is not true. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007, the mean annual earnings for registered nurses was $62,480 while the mean earnings for clinical laboratory scientists were $52,410. So while scientists make less, it is not by "about half".
When choosing a career it's most important to chose one based on how much you like it, rather than how much you will be earning. There may come a time when you realize the money isn't worth making if you can't enjoy what you are doing to make it. With that being said: Dental Assistant: $20,000-$27,000 Pharmacy Technician: $21,800-$30,000 EKG Technician: $22,000-$31,000 Cardiovascular Technician: $25,000-$37,000 Lab Technician: $28,000-$37,000 Radiology Technician: $39,000-$46,000 X ray Technician: $40,000-$45,000…
If you would like to take your skills further, you could become a lab technician or medical technologist. You would help analyze the blood you just drew. Other people use the phlebotomy skills to earn money toward expenses of a college degree, such as in nursing. The Occupational Handbook shows similar jobs and their outlook.