Standard Occupational Classification System Item

Group Detailed
Code 29-2011
Title Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Definition Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff." Detailed,29-2012,Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians,"Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist." Broad,29-2030,Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians, Detailed,29-2031,Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians,"Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests." Detailed,29-2032,Diagnostic Medical Sonographers,Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians. Includes vascular technologists. Excludes Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (29-2031). Detailed,29-2033,Nuclear Medicine Technologists,"Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques." Detailed,29-2034,Radiologic Technologists and Technicians,Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patients bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities. Excludes Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (29-2032) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (29-2035). Detailed,29-2035,Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists,"Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry." Detailed,29-2036,Medical Dosimetrists,"Generate radiation treatment plans, develop radiation dose calculations, communicate and supervise the treatment plan implementation, and consult with members of radiation oncology team." Broad,29-2040,Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, Detailed,29-2042,Emergency Medical Technicians,"Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. Excludes Paramedics (29-2043), Firefighters (33-2011), and Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (53-3011)." Detailed,29-2043,Paramedics,"Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals. Excludes Emergency Medical Technicians (29-2042) and Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (53-3011)." Broad,29-2050,Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians, Detailed,29-2051,Dietetic Technicians,"Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals." Detailed,29-2052,Pharmacy Technicians,"Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders." Detailed,29-2053,Psychiatric Technicians,"Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients physical and emotional