If the demand for healthcare professionals is heating up in the USA, then the demand for medical technologists has reached the boiling point. There’s a real medical technologist shortage. Here are five reasons why:
Five Reasons for the Medical Technologist Shortage:
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that between 2012 and 2022 the demand for clinical laboratory technologist/technician job will grow by 22 percent.
- The U.S. programs preparing tomorrow’s laboratory workforce train only about half of what is needed.
- Fewer than 5,000 individuals are graduating each year from accredited training programs.
- According to the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the number of accredited clinical laboratory technology programs has steadily declined.
- Approximately 40 percent of the laboratory workforce is within ten years of retirement.
Here at PassportUSA we knew this MT staffing shortage was coming. Our sales force heard it from our hospital clients a couple years back. But the hospitals just weren’t feeling enough pain of being short-staffed — until now. Today, client requests for medical technologists have started pouring in and the U.S. hospitals can no longer deny their need for well-trained laboratory professionals. This is a great opportunity for international MTs working with PassportUSA.
Coming April 1, we will be filing U.S. visas for numerous qualified medical technologists. Will you be one of them?
FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS: If you are an international medical technologist with qualifications listed below you need to act now to meet the April 1 U.S. visa filing date:
- ASCPI or AMT certification; AND
- Current passing IELTS scores (6.5 overall band with 7 on speaking)
- 5+ years of experience