Alternative Jobs

Step 11 : What other jobs can I do if I am not registered as an MLT with NSCMLT?

Sometimes internationally education medical laboratory technologists decide to make other career choices instead of becoming a licensed MLT in Nova Scotia.

MLTs have transferable skills that can be used in a variety of jobs that don't require a license. Check with the human resources department at various employers to find out if you qualify for a position. Also check out the CSMSL alternate careers at

These are some examples:

  • Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician: works in hospitals, laboratories, specimen collection sites and private laboratories.
  • Veterinary Laboratory Technologist/Technician
  • Research Laboratory Technologist/Technician
  • Industrial Laboratory Technologist/Technician: performs quality control testing on products.
  • Quality Management

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