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Michener Institute - Med Lab Tech

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Jan 20, 2015
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Halifax, NS
madrasi wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2015 8:00 pm
Is there any forum for MLT program takers who gonna attend Cambrian this Sep, 2015 intake. :) Eager to get started, I browsed a lot about Sudbury, seems living in Sudbury is more fun and active, and cheaper too. As for as I heard, Cambrian is also very good college for MLT.
I imagine there will be a Facebook group in the somewhat near future once everyone accepts their offers and knows where they're going. As of now I will be seeing you in the fall!
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Mar 30, 2015
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Scarborough, ON
Lituation wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2015 8:13 pm
I imagine there will be a Facebook group in the somewhat near future once everyone accepts their offers and knows where they're going. As of now I will be seeing you in the fall!
That's a great idea too. See you in the fall. :) I see that Cambrian MLT program is still open in OCAS website. If anyone really interest in MLT could apply, I guess.
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Jan 29, 2009
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rssdale wrote:
Apr 4th, 2015 4:55 pm
I was considering going to Michener not too long ago but I read a lot of reviews and on other forums that the school really inflates the number of job opportunities, than what is really available.Here's a link to what I'm talking about http://www.indeed.com/forum/job/nuclear ... se/t107934. Can anyone comment?
That's for Nuc Med. The problem was that the Nuclear Isotope shortage happened in the middle of their schooling so there weren't any job when they graduated. They pulled the program for a few years until they started making isotopes again.

I can safely say for Med Lab there are tons of jobs available. You might not be able to get permanent full-time straight out of school if you want in core cities but you can usually get in casual or contract and work your way up from there - that's just the nature of the business.
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Oct 21, 2014
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Toronto, ON
I just checked the Sunshine list of Government Employees making 6 figures a year, and there are some Med lab techs making 6 figures a year. Doesn't say how much overtime they put in though. I also noticed a Laboratory Director making 350k a year on that list.... Holy smokes.
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Feb 3, 2015
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North York, ON
woof122 wrote:
Apr 6th, 2015 6:47 pm
I just checked the Sunshine list of Government Employees making 6 figures a year, and there are some Med lab techs making 6 figures a year. Doesn't say how much overtime they put in though. I also noticed a Laboratory Director making 350k a year on that list.... Holy smokes.

There are some techs I know who make that much... usually they are the ones who have a full-time position AND also have a casual/part-time position elsewhere. They are almost always working non-stop.
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Jan 20, 2015
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Halifax, NS
Anyone know how easy it is to also work a casual job on the side? I anticipate not very easy due to the schedule not being fixed, but would love to do some research on the side if possible.
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Lituation wrote:
Apr 7th, 2015 10:39 am
Anyone know how easy it is to also work a casual job on the side? I anticipate not very easy due to the schedule not being fixed, but would love to do some research on the side if possible.
Easy. I work full-time and casual (two different labs)
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errinath wrote:
Apr 6th, 2015 8:10 pm
There are some techs I know who make that much... usually they are the ones who have a full-time position AND also have a casual/part-time position elsewhere. They are almost always working non-stop.
Also the techs who get called in a lot during on-call hours - they would get paid for those calls on top of their full time position pay. But of course there is plenty of sacrifices to be made to be on-call so often.
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Lituation wrote:
Apr 7th, 2015 10:39 am
Anyone know how easy it is to also work a casual job on the side? I anticipate not very easy due to the schedule not being fixed, but would love to do some research on the side if possible.
You can have a relatively fixed schedule depending on where you work. Even a 24/7 core lab could have a master rotation which would allow you to know which weeks you are on nights or which weekends you are off; or you can have a straight days or evenings/nights only position, then you know your availability. On the other hand, many labs do not do their schedules like that - they just give techs their FTE wherever on the schedule to fill holes. You can work a night, off one day, then two evenings, and then a morning shift one week - then the next week is entirely different. If you are already working somewhere then leaves to go to a FT position, unless your employer really wants to get rid of you, it is beneficial for the empolyer to keep you on as casual anyways because you are already trained. However, if you have a FT job, to get in as casual somewhere new would be more difficult as they would need to invest in training and your availability would not be that great.
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Jan 20, 2015
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Halifax, NS
Thanks cyrene for the response. It gave me more to consider.

I've been racking my brain lately trying to figure out what I want to do and that helps. Cheers.
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Mar 15, 2011
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Does anyone have any study tools to help with the CSMLS exam? Much appreciated! Thanks, please msg me! and Good luck to all!
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Dec 8, 2014
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Vancouver, BC
morethings4sale wrote:
Apr 17th, 2015 8:39 pm
Does anyone have any study tools to help with the CSMLS exam? Much appreciated! Thanks, please msg me! and Good luck to all!
Try to get a hold of practice exams/questions, make lots of tables, know your safety manual.

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