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Top 30 Medical Laboratory Technician Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
What is the largest facility you've worked in?
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Question 2 of 30
Are you available for shift work?
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" I would prefer day shift but wouldn't be opposed to other shifts occasionally. What are the hours of this particular position?"
"I am available for shift work. If I can be given a week's notice to arrange childcare that would be great."
If you are only interested in working day shift and that was how the job was advertised you may have to get a bit creative in your answer. Don't demand a contract to be signed on the spot stating you will never be expected to work a night shift because you might actually enjoy the peace and quiet. Let the interviewer know that you would prefer the day shift but you wouldn't be opposed to an alternate shift at times. Here's a sample answer: " I would prefer day shift but wouldn't be opposed to other shifts occasionally. What are the hours of this particular position?"
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Question 3 of 30
Give an example of a professional goal you met.
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"My goal was to earn my associates degree while working a full-time job. I know it will take a while but I'd like to start working on my Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science."
"One professional goal I met recently was to become a mentor for a Jr. Technician. I've been able to guide my co-worker through their career and it is very fulfilling for both of us."
Now is the time to brag. Did you knock out your degree while working full time? Did you earn your MLT in record time? Are you published? Get detailed and tell your story. Want to add more? Tell the interviewer what professional goals you hope to meet if you were offered the position!
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Question 4 of 30
Who is your mentor?
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"My mentor is my current supervisor. He has been a Lead Technician for 12 years and knows everything about the job. He is always guiding me and prepping me for leadership positions."
In this particular situation, your interviewer is looking for a mentor in the same career field. If your crazy best friend is your life mentor you may want to censor and save those stories for another time. The interviewer is wanting to know who you get your professional direction and advice from. Did a professor take you under their wing and guide you? Has a family member overcome challenges in life and has pushed you to become the person you are today? Share your story but make it brief. There will be more time to share in the lunch room after you get the job.
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Question 5 of 30
What did you dislike about your last supervisor?
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Question 6 of 30
Why should we hire you?
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Question 7 of 30
Are you available to be on call?
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Question 8 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 9 of 30
How would your current supervisor describe you?
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Question 10 of 30
How would your co-workers describe you?
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Question 11 of 30
What qualities does a great leader have?
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Question 12 of 30
How do you manage your time?
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Question 13 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 14 of 30
How do you deal with work stress?
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Question 15 of 30
Define teamwork.
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Question 16 of 30
Why are you leaving your present position?
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Question 17 of 30
What experience do you have working in a Blood Bank?
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Question 18 of 30
This position requires you to stand for long periods of time. Will this be an issue?
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Question 19 of 30
A test system deficiency is found, what do you do?
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Question 20 of 30
You notice a co-worker is not wearing the correct PPE, what do you do?
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Question 21 of 30
A patient just came from the Dr. and comes to the lab for a draw. You've searched your system but you cant seem to find the lab request. You have a line down the hallway. How do you help this patient?
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Question 22 of 30
How are your phlebotomy skills?
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Question 23 of 30
Are you most comfortable using automated analyzers or laboratory automation?
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Question 24 of 30
Tell me about a time that you were unable to draw labs for a patient.
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Question 25 of 30
You're unsure how to use the hematology analyzers, who do you ask for help?
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Question 26 of 30
Why do you want to work for us?
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Question 27 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
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Question 28 of 30
What is your greatest strength as a Medical Laboratory Technician?
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Question 29 of 30
How long do you plan on working at our Laboratory?
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Question 30 of 30
Describe your work ethic.
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About Medical Laboratory Technician

August 18th, 2017

Medical Laboratory Technicians perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medical Laboratory Technicians are found in hospitals, clinics, private laboratories, public health organizations, research and development departments of pharmaceutical companies.

Toxicology, chemistry, hematology...OH MY! As a Medical Laboratory Technician you'll need to be fluent in all types of laboratory tests. Not only will you need be able to run various tests but you'll need to be able to perform the administrative duties that come along with the job. Your documentation skills, ability to analyze information, chemistry techniques and your ability to maintain an effective and safe environment are a few of the characteristics you need as a Medical Laboratory Technician. In addition to your two year degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician most states require you to be licensed and certified.

To prepare for this interview you'll need to do a little detective work to see what types of testing they do in the lab you are applying to. Don't worry if the interviewer asks about your experience with a particular piece of equipment you are unfamiliar with. Let the interviewer know that because of your attention to detail and patience you can learn anything.

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