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Local resource for laboratory technician jobs in Rapid City. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to laboratory technician staffing agencies, laboratory technician schools, laboratory technician education, laboratory technician degree programs, and laboratory technician instructors, as well as advice and content on how to become a laboratory technician.

IT Convergence
(800) 675-0032
150 East Gilman St
Madison, WI

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Mills Broveak Associates
(605) 371-0661
RR 295
Nemo, SD

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Westaff
(605) 343-4775
1107 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD

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Employment Edge/Pinnacle Business Services
(605) 271-5627
4320 S Louise Ave Ste 105
Sioux Falls, SD
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

Technation Software Consulting
(605) 338-7400
330 N Dakota Ave
Sioiux Falls, SD

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Westaff
(605) 343-4775
1107 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD

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IT Convergence
(800) 675-0032
150 East Gilman St
Madison, WI

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Mills Broveak Associates
(605) 371-0661
RR 295
Nemo, SD

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AvailAbility Employment Services
(605) 336-0353
4309 S Racket Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
Type of Service
temporary, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

ProForce Services, Inc
(605) 336-0194
4301 W. 57th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Main Industries / Positions
Admin & Clerical, Light Industrial, Legal

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Laboratory Technician

How to become a Laboratory Technician

A Laboratory Technician is responsible for performing a series of tasks delegated by a medical professional. There are a wide variety of jobs in this field that include positions in the dental, medical, and ophthalmic industries.

Becoming a Laboratory Technician may or may not require a college degree. High school graduates may opt to learn their trade on the job and supplement the work with various forms of education, from seminars to a more formal course of study. Some employers do require a college degree or some level of formal training, depending on the duties associated with the position.

Regardless of the choice of education, prospective ,b>Laboratory Technicians should have strong math and communication skills. If one chooses to work in the dental industry, metal working is also a required skill.

Formal training and certification programs are available and vary widely depending on the discipline.

Laboratory Technicians in the dental industry may choose to become certified by The National Board for Certification, an independent board overseen by the National Association of Dental Laboratories. Certificates may be issued for five different specialty areas including: partial dentures, complete dentures, crowns and bridges, ceramics, and orthodontic appliances.

Certification for Dental Laboratory Technicians is voluntary in all but three states.

Certification is also voluntary for orthotic and prosthetic Laboratory Technicians. Certification is granted through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Applicants are eligible for certification after completing a program at an accredited institution or after gaining 2 years of professional work experience as a subordinate to an ABC-certified practitioner. Certifications include one of the following credentials: Registered Prosthetic Technician, Registered Orthotic Technician, or Registered Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician.

What does a Laboratory Technician do?

On a broad scale, a Laboratory Technician performs a variety of tasks delegated by a superior medical professional. There are many different areas of work, including dental, medical, and ophthalmic industries.

In private or small laboratories, Laboratory Technicians often oversee every phase of an operation. Larger facilities may utilize automated procedures, in which case the Laboratory Technicians must operate computerized machinery. Laboratory Technicians are also responsible for inspecting the finished product for accuracy and quality.

A large portion of Laboratory Technicians involved in the medical profession specializes in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Professionals in this field are also referred to as Medical Appliance Technicians (MAT). MATs are responsible for constructing, fitting, providing maintenance and repairing arch supports, braces, artificial limbs, hearing aids, and other medical and surgical appl...

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