Facebook Feedback: Why Are You a Laboratorian?
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We asked Facebook fans: What made you want to become a laboratorian?
Here are selected responses, copied verbatim without editing:
Stumbled upon the opportunity to be a MT by joining the Army
I was frustrated at a college counselor about the 2 year waiting list for nursing school, when the laboratory counselor told me about this program. She said you had all of the science without the patient frustration:)
Surely not the pay...
My Army recruiter was a lab tech and he talked me into giving it a try. I signed up for 3 years and stayed for 30!
I love the medical field and wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I was interested in alot of different things. I took a job as a phlebotomist and decided I wanted to go back to school to get my MLS. I enjoy working in all depts but really like Blood Bank and Chemistry.
I sort of stumbled into it. A 2 person lab needed a second person. I needed a job. And it just grew. 46 years later, I'm retired from that career.
During my micro class while I was studying nursing... figured I liked bugs a tad bit more than people. ;)
I wish I knew! Overworked and underpaid.
Started out as a veterinary technician, and really enjoyed doing lab work, so when I couldn't find a job as a vet tech anymore, I went back to school to become a lab tech. I really enjoy microscopy. It's amazing what you can find in a drop of blood or urine.
Wanted a medical career. Started with nursing, but didn't want to deal with the patients (face-to-face) so much. Switched to medical lab after taking my microbiology course. Help the patients from a different point of view. Haven't looked back. :)