A Career As A Medical Technologist

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I still haven’t found a restaurant that makes Chinese food as good as him. At the end of my first year in college it dawned on me that my dad had cancer that had disseminated throughout most of his body and could no longer run the family restaurant. The following months I spent my time as a crutch on which my family could rely upon; numerous hours were spent at the restaurant tackling tasks I never had to worry about before. With the passing of my dad, I began to wonder how cancer ever got a hold of him despite having annual check-ups and looking healthy overall. Was there a language barrier hindering communication? Are physical check-ups enough? If not, what else does medicine have to offer to fill in the shortcomings of an annual checkup? …show more content…
This led me to a career as a Medical Technologist, a field where we utilize scientific theory in the form of analyzers and chemicals to identify pathogenic analytes. A few years in the lab was enough for me to realize that I really enjoy the social interactions that are necessary to get test results out. This often included communication with other departments to coordinate sharing of a specimen without compromising specimen quality. So I set out to find a career that would build upon my interpersonal skills, laboratory knowledge, and practicality in the public. The disease-focused approach that the laboratory revolves around had me considering a career as a physician assistant …show more content…
When a complicated situation occurs I have no problem consulting my supervisor, nor does my supervisor have a problem with getting me the help I need. Semi-autonomously completing a task that has been entrusted to me gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Putting in that little extra effort and going beyond what is expected is what truly makes a difference. We are a team, and we are in it to win it for the patient; this is our motto in the lab and I would expect similar ethics between a PA and their physician led team. Being comfortable working in close relation to your supervisor and open to communication is why a career as a PA is my preferred healthcare

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