Hemotherapy technician - Salary and Career
Health lab and blood bank technicians

Hemotherapy technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They analyze biological material from patients and donors, receiving and preparing samples according to specific protocols. Operate, check and calibrate analytical and support equipment. Technicians in clinical pathology and hemotherapy can perform collection of biological material. They work according to technical standards and procedures of good practices, quality and biosafety. They mobilize oral and written communication skills to make records, dialogue with the work team and guide patients and donors.

How much does an Hemotherapy technician earn

A Hemotherapy technician earns between $1.404 and $3.424 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.906 and a median salary of $1.800 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.469 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Hemotherapy technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.906 22.876 477 10
1º Quartile 1.404 16.845 351 7
Median Salary 1.800 21.600 450 10
3º Quartile 2.612 31.338 653 14
Higher Salary 3.424 41.092 856 18

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians in operation of diagnostic equipment and instruments
        • health lab and blood bank technicians

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Main workplaces

Health lab and blood bank technicians they work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, blood banks and public health services. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who work in closed environments, and some, on a rotating shift basis. As a rule, they work individually under the supervision of higher-level professionals, such as biochemists, biomedical doctors, doctors, etc. In some of the activities carried out, they are exposed to toxic material, radiation and biological risk.

What does it take to work in the field of Health lab and blood bank technicians

For the exercise of the occupations of this occupational family, a professional technical course is required offered by professional training institutions and technical schools. The full performance of the activities requires experience of less than one year.

Functions and activities of Hemotherapy technician

Health lab and blood bank technicians must:

  • working with safety and quality;
  • receive biological material;
  • work with safety and quality;
  • work with safety and quality;
  • analyze biological material;
  • collect biological material;
  • communicate;
  • prepare biological material sample;
  • operate analytical and support equipment;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • request authorization from the technical manager, when necessary;
    • wash blood bag;
    • discard chemical and biological waste;
    • confront biological material with the order;
    • perform donor pre-screening;
    • train auxiliary staff;
    • subject samples to heat sources;
    • care for patient/donor;
    • puncture veins;
    • identify the biological material of the patient/donor;
    • quantify microorganisms or antibodies or substances through dosages;
    • place preservatives in samples;
    • prepare solutions and reagents;
    • package material for disposal;
    • demonstrate olfactory ability;
    • adjust equipment;
    • wash red blood cells;
    • stain slides;
    • perform internal quality control;
    • prepare glucose (dextrose) solution;
    • compare the test result with the patient's clinical data;
    • applying complementary biosafety standards;
    • separate biological materials from the sample;
    • dose volumetry of reagents and solutions for exams;
    • package sample for transport;
    • amplify nucleic acid;
    • compare the exam result with previous results;
    • distribute material to each sector;
    • participate in the development and implementation of new exam techniques;
    • write down the medication the patient/donor is taking;
    • supervise the activities of auxiliary staff;
    • monitor internal quality of cytological smear;
    • control equipment temperature;
    • dilute biological material;
    • ask for guidance from the technical manager, when necessary;
    • check exam order;
    • record exam procedures;
    • reject non-compliant biological material;
    • forward exams to the person in charge;
    • deproteinize samples;
    • prepare patient/donor for collection or donation;
    • apply complementary biosafety standards;
    • perform pre-transfusion tests;
    • observe patient/donor reaction;
    • homogenize samples;
    • compare results with normality parameters;
    • request preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment;
    • test antimicrobial sensitivity;
    • isolate microorganisms;
    • store biological material;
    • check patient/donor preparation;
    • program equipment;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • aliquot samples and/or blood bags;
    • scrape mucous membranes, nails and skin;
    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • track neoplastic cells;
    • check equipment operation and suitability;
    • manage time;
    • inactivate biological material;
    • sieve biological material;
    • sample pipette;
    • irradiate blood components;
    • work as a team;
    • analyze exam results;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality;
    • perform asepsis in the collection region;
    • take vaccinations;
    • check the conditions of the biological material;
    • demonstrate ability to discriminate colors;
    • record the collection action;
    • disinfect instruments and equipment;
    • submit periodic health examinations;
    • filter blood bag;
    • advise patient/donor on material collection procedures;
    • supervise auxiliary staff activities;
    • control stock, validity and batch of inputs;
    • clean equipment and bench;
    • sequence samples;
    • perform macroscopic analysis;
    • provide container to patient;
    • spin samples;
    • introduce samples into the equipment;
    • serve patient/donor;
    • perform microscopic analysis;
    • perform blood transfusion;
    • administer glucose solution to the patient;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • make slides (smear);
    • submit periodic health checks;
    • transcribe observed results;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • request new collection;
    • dialogue with the donor;
    • demonstrate logical reasoning ability;
    • process blood components;
    • identify microorganisms;
    • perform immunohematological tests;
    • demonstrate commitment;
    • search for biochemical or genetic or hormonal or cytological material from the sample;
    • use personal protective equipment (ppe) and collective (epc);
    • provide statistical data;
    • select sample preparation technique;

    Sectors that hire Hemotherapy technician the most in the job market

    • hemotherapy services
    • hospital care activities
    • other human health care activities
    • clinical laboratories
    • health management support activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • cleaning activities
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • nursing activities

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