Medical Technician Salary
Qualification and Training:
If you want to choose Medical Technician as a career, you should at least have high school diploma. To excel further and to attain better positions you can obtain certifications.
You even need training to qualify as a Medical Technician; there are three levels of training offered to Medical Techs. These levels include basic, intermediate and paramedic. To complete your basic training program you have to pass a practical and written exam conducted by the state licensing agency.
To complete your intermediate training level you require thirty to three hundred and fifty hours of training. To complete your paramedic level of training you have to obtain training from technical schools and community collages.
- Minimum Wage level:
The minimum Medical Technician Salary is $19,710/year and the hourly rate is $9.48/month. This salary level is offered to mostly those who have completed the basic level of training.
- Maximum Wage Level:
The maximum Medical Tech Salary is $51,370/year and $24.70/hour. This level of salary is offered to those who have crossed their paramedic level of training and have been able to gain huge amount of experience in the field.
The average Medical Technician Salary 2011 is $30,360/year and $14.60/hour. People who have accomplished intermediate level of training and have obtaining some experience in the field are mostly paid at this wage level.
- Time needed to reach Maximum:
The time period required to race to the maximum salary level depends on how you go about your career. You have to spend time attaining different training levels to obtain the maximum salary range. To obtain these training levels you have to devote some time period.
But your chances of reaching the maximum level at a faster pace are higher than those who do not obtain training before pursuing this career.
Job Description of Medical Technician:
Medical Technician’s responsibilities includes: providing special care and aid to people in response to 911 calls. They are the first one to take a look at the patient and inform about the patients health to the physicians who will further diagnose and help the patient.