Medical Laboratory Technician Makes the 2013 Ten Least Stressful Jobs List

Medical laboratory technicians, as well as pathologists, clinical laboratory managers and medical technologists, may disagree that MLT is a low-risk, low-stress job

Medical laboratory technicians, rejoice. Your vocation has been officially proclaimed one of the least stressful jobs for 2013. Do you agree?

According to online career site,, medical laboratory technician ranked number 5 on the list of the 10 least stressful jobs for this year. reported the story.

Difference between Medical Laboratory Technicians, MTs, and CLSs

Before going further, it is helpful for readers to be reminded that news reporters and journalists often fail to make the distinction that there are significant differences in the education and competencies of medical technologists (MT) and clinical laboratory scientists (CLS), as compared to medical laboratory technicians. For that reason, readers should extend some forbearance to the authors of the list of least stressful jobs for 2013.

Medical laboratory personnel might be amused to learn that MLTs are in good—or at least eclectic—company. Sharing top honors for least anxiety-producing métiers are university professor, tailor, librarian and drill press operator.

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Many clinical laboratory professionals may not agree that the position of medical laboratory technician is stress-free enough to included on’s list of the top ten stress-free jobs for 2013. (Photo by