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Medical and pharmaceutical technicians

Description

Code

321

Description

Medical and pharmaceutical technicians perform technical tasks to assist in diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease, injuries and impairments.
Tasks performed usually include: testing and operating radiographic, ultrasound and other medical imaging equipment; administering radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients to detect or treat diseases; performing clinical tests on specimens of bodily fluids and tissues; preparing medications and other pharmaceutical compounds under the guidance of pharmacists; designing, fitting, servicing and repairing medical and dental devices and appliances.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:
3211 Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Equipment Technicians
3212 Medical and Pathology Laboratory Technicians
3213 Pharmaceutical Technicians and Assistants
3214 Medical and Dental Prosthetic Technicians

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