Clinical laboratory in a Hospital setting with two technicians shown.
The following is the hierarchy of the clinical laboratory staff from highest authority to lowest:
Pathologist, Clinical biologist
Resident in Pathology, Anatomical pathology or Clinical biology
Cytotechnologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Histotechnologist,
Medical Laboratory Technician, Histotechnician
Medical Laboratory Assistant (Lab Aide),
Specimen processor, Secretary).
Some of these titles don't exist in some countries. Sometimes technologists and technicians do the same work. In France, clinical biologistsmay also be Medical director and laboratory manager.