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Medical Laboratory Scientist Salaries in Nigeria

The average net salary for Medical Laboratory Scientist in Nigeria is ₦124K. Salary estimated from 167 employees

  • Average Salary ₦124K per month
  • Base Salary
    ₦124K
  • Cash Bonus (6 employees)
    ₦11K
  • Profit Sharing (4 employees)
    ₦8K
  • Sales Commission (2 employees)
    ₦3K
  • Accommodation (6 employees)
    ₦60K
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    • Entry Level Salary for Medical Laboratory Scientist in Nigeria

    • (0 - 2 years experience)
    • 58 employees
    ₦97K
    • Mid Level Salary for Medical Laboratory Scientist in Nigeria

    • (3 - 9 years experience)
    • 86 employees
    ₦132K
    • Senior Level Salary for Medical Laboratory Scientist in Nigeria

    • (experience - 10 years & above)
    • 23 employees
    ₦160K
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Who is a Medical Laboratory Scientist?

Medical laboratory scientists are responsible for conducting a variety of tests on patient samples in an attempt to detect the absence or presence of a number of diseases. They examine a host of different types of samples, including various body fluids, feces, cells and tissues. Upon conclusion of the testing, the medical laboratory scientist will report back to the ordering physician and consult with him or her about the results. Some of them are also responsible for developing and evaluating new methods of testing, depending on their experience and position. They work in clinical laboratories at hospitals, reference labs, biotechnology labs and non-clinical industrial labs.

Medical Laboratory Scientist Duties

  • Analyze body fluids or tissues using microscope or automatic analyser to detect abnormalities or diseases
  • Conduct blood tests and perform blood counts
  • Examine cells and cultures to find abnormalities.
  • Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment
  • Analyze results of tests
  • Record test data
  • Work with a pathologist when abnormal cells are found
  • Prepare standard solutions or reagents to be combined with samples
  • Analyze food or drink samples to detect contamination or to ensure quality
  • Environmental sample analysis to detect pollutants

Educational Qualification

Medical laboratory scientists must complete a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Medical Laboratory Science or Clinical Laboratory Science. These degree programs are heavy in science and math courses and train students in the necessary laboratory safety and technical skills to work in the field.

Skills

Critical thinking, investigative skills, problem solving skills, ability to maintain and calibrate technical equipment, time management skills, excellent communication skills, teamwork skills, patience, attention to detail.

Common Medical Laboratory Scientist Interview Questions

  • Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
  • Describe your experience conducting chemical analysis of body fluids.
  • Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
  • In your experience, what is the key to ensuring your company was compliant with all laws, regulations and standards that were applicable to your area of responsibility?
  • Share an effective method you have used to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results.
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