Wednesday, November 09, 2005

what i do

lol...well i am so glad i got such a warm welcome! now i just have to figure out how to link your sites, and we will be all set!...
Michelle i am glad you asked for some clarification. No one has ever heard of a lab tech, but they do do alot in the hospital. When i am finshed my thrid year (which is actually hospital placement) i will be a medical laboratory technologist. i could work in a hospital or lab doing any kind of testing on any kind of body fluid. there are five fields that i work in: hematology (thats all the blood work), clinical chemistry (mostly urines, but we do tests having to do with proteins or triglycerides, enzyme work, or carbohydrates), transfusion science (this is any kind of testing having to do with blood types, etc.), microbiology (finding out what is making you sick - via mulitple biochemical tests - and then how to treat it - ie what antibiotic), and histology ( which is taking any tissue that has been removed, viewing it under a microscope and seeing what is wrong with it - if there is anything).
So thats a brief overview....its alot of work, but worth it! lab techs are key components in the health field and we pretty much work with every other department! As far as the course goes...i would definitly reccomend it! its challenging (very heavy work load...and the teachers push for excellence..) but so rewarding. its fascinating to know just how well the body was designed to work, and how it lets you know when things are not right, but gives you so many clues as to what is wrong...its incredible!! I love it! and can't wait to actually work in the field. One day (after loans are paid off! lol) i hope to use the skills overseas. so we shall see... :)
today was a pretty good day. i slept in, which i am realizing is the routine on wednesdays...but don't worry mom, i didn't miss anything really important! and the rest of the day went very smoothly.Plus i had the wind at my back while riding home that always puts me in a good mood! ;) and i don't have that much hmwk so that should be nice! :)
well...i should get somethings done.
Until next time...

Romans 11:34 " For who has known the mind of the LORD, or who became His counselor?"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is stupid haha j/k

7:52 p.m.  
Blogger Michelle said...

neato hilary. sounds like it's something that you'll really enjoy :)

8:58 a.m.  

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