2011 Medical Laboratory Observer
MLO recognizes the ongoing need for medical laboratory technologists and technicians. Estimates tell us that by 2012, 100,000 vacant MLT/MT positions will exist, but the need for laboratory testing is greater than it has ever been. While a relentless search for clinical laboratory professionals is ongoing, MLO readers might be interested the results from a total of 2,375c oncerned MLO subscribers who responded to our annual salary survey. Click Here to Review the Article & Results
ASCP 2011 Vacancy Survey of U.S. Clinical Laboratories
Since 1988, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) has conducted its Wage and Vacancy Survey to provide the most recent wage data and determine the extent and distri-bution of shortages within the nation’s clinical laboratory workforce. This confidential survey has been administered every two years and has served as the primary source of information for academic, government, and industry labor analysts. While continuity remains a central objective in monitoring trends, the survey has evolved in response to changes within the pro-fession. New questions have been added to the 2011 survey to examine some of the factors affecting wage and vacancy rates. This year, the ASCP Wage and Vacancy Survey has been ad-ministered as two separate surveys. Last month, the results of the Wage survey were published in LabMedicine. Click Here to Review the Article & Results
ASCP 2013 Wage Survey of Clinical Laboratories in the United States
Since 1988, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) has conducted its surveys to determine the extent and distribution of workforce shortages within the nation’s clinical laboratories. This confidential survey has been administered every 2 years and has served as the primary source of information for academic, government, and industry labor analysts. Results from past surveys show that laboratory medicine is a rapidly evolving field. Although ASCP recognizes the importance of continuity, each time the Wage and Vacancy Survey is administered represents an opportunity to improve its methodology to collect the most current relevant data while maximizing survey participation. The survey has evolved in response to changes within the field of laboratory medicine. New questions were added to the 2013 survey to examine some of the factors that affect wage and vacancy rates. ASCP continues to gather questions, comments, and suggestions from our members regarding laboratory medicine with the goal of addressing them through this important survey. The results of this survey will also serve as a starting point for futher studies of the laboratory workforce by using the current data collected to conduct in-depth surveys for the purpose of recruitment, retention, education, marketing, certification, and advocacy.