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Medical and Dental Technicians

Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.

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About this Career

£25,787

Average salary

New workers start around £14,689.28. Normal pay is £25,787 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,922.38.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
81
Active Learning
78
Critical Thinking
77
Active Listening
76
Learning Strategies
74
Speaking
73
Monitoring
72
Writing
71
Science
59
Mathematics
57

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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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