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You can learn about the health care field and hospital environments by volunteering at a local hospital or medical facility. Although you probably won't be in the lab analyzing samples, you will be able to observe the workings of the institution and may meet professionals willing to talk to you about their work. You can also ask your school counselor or science teacher to set up a career day during which a medical technologist would be invited to talk to interested students. Another possibility is to contact a local hospital or clinic and set up your own information interview with a technologist. If you live near a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences-approved medical technologist program, visit the school and discuss career plans with an admissions counselor. You should also contact professional medical associations for more information on medical technology.

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