Jobs are readily available. Recent surveys indicate that a critical shortage of laboratory personnel is occurring nationwide, with the average vacancy rate for staff medical technologists reported at 10.4% (ASCP 2010 Wage and Vacancy Survey of U.S. Medical Laboratory Positions). Additionally, for the period from 2012-2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of medical laboratory technologists to grow by 22%, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians (visited September 01, 2020).