MO Project: Contextual Branding

Medical Technologist III

  • Medical Technologist III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$36,360.00 – $57,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,515.00 – $2,408.00
Pay Grade: 

View Class Specification Document


This is advanced or supervisory professional and technical work in a medical laboratory.

An employee in this class is responsible for performing advanced technical work in a specialized unit, or supervising all laboratory work in a medical laboratory of moderate size. Work normally includes responsibility for scheduling, coordinating and supervising the work of technical subordinates and instructing new employees in the work of the unit. Work involves considerable latitude for the exercise of independent technical judgment in determining testing or instructional techniques and methods appropriate in particular cases. General supervision is received from a higher ranking medical technologist or from a medical or administrative superior.

Job Duties

Supervises the work of subordinate laboratory technologists, technicians, and assistants; instructs them in methods and techniques; assists them with difficult or unusual problems, and reviews work to ascertain if tasks have been performed in accordance with acceptable work standards.

Performs advanced technical diagnostic work in hematology, blood bank, serology, and microbiology, generally without the aid of technical supervision.

Conducts experimentation and research in working out new methods or in modifying and simplifying existing methods of analysis applicable to medical laboratories.

Draws blood samples for analysis as ordered by physicians.

Schedules work for subordinate personnel and keeps records of progress and production of work.

Makes final determinations of blood count and spinal fluids.

Prepares cultures, then isolates and identifies microorganisms from urine, exudates, transudates, blood, sputum and other body fluids.

Prepares detailed specifications for materials and equipment purchased for use in the laboratory, maintains inventory of materials on hand, establishes stock levels, and initiates requests for materials required.

Explains and describes test procedures to physicians, informs physicians of test results, advises hospital staff as to the specimen type required and method of collection.

Prepares and standardizes solutions used in conducting tests.

Writes laboratory test procedures in instructional manual and maintains currency of such manuals.

Performs other related work as assigned.

View Class Specification Document

(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years of professional technical experience as a medical technologist; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in medical technology, or, the successful completion of a program of study in medical technology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA). (Graduate work in pathology or medical technology may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of one year of the required experience.)


Three years of professional technical experience as a medical technologist; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences. (Graduate work in pathology or medical technology may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of one year of the required experience. Technical experience at the level of Medical Laboratory Technician may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.)


One year as a Medical Technologist II under the Missouri Merit System.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

View Class Specification Document

Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and techniques of medical technology, including quality control.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry, microbiology, hematology, bacteriology, and quality control as related to medical technology.

Considerable knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of laboratory instruments and equipment.

Working knowledge of effective methods of supervision and instruction as applied to the work of trained technologists and technicians in a medical laboratory.

Working knowledge of the literature and of current developments in the field of medical technology.

Working knowledge of safety precautions and first aid procedures in the laboratory.

Some knowledge of blood drawing techniques.

Some knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Skill in laboratory manipulative techniques.

Ability to make accurate observations and interpretations of test results.

Ability to prepare technical reports covering procedures and results of laboratory experiments.

Ability to keep records of tests, to prepare activity reports and to determine the supply of materials needed.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with physicians, patients, hospital staff and others.

Eyesight sufficiently strong to permit extended microscopic work and normal color perception.

View Class Specification Document

The following link will provide you with general information about State of Missouri employee benefits.

View benefits

View Class Specification Document