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A Study on the Validity of Changing the Job Title of Medical Technologist

임상병리사 명칭 변경을 위한 타당성 연구

  • Koo, Bon-Kyeong (Department of Laboratory Medicine, Samsung Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, Won Shik (Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Daejeon Health Institute of Technology) ;
  • Park, Sun Gu (Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Daejeon Health Institute of Technology) ;
  • Park, Jong O (Department of Nuclear Medicine, Samsung Medical Center) ;
  • Yoon, Seong Min (Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center Uijeongbu Hospital)
  • 구본경 (삼성서울병원 진단검사의학과) ;
  • 김원식 (대전보건대학교 임상병리과) ;
  • 박선구 (대전보건대학교 임상병리과) ;
  • 박종오 (삼성서울병원 핵의학과) ;
  • 윤성민 (경기도의료원 의정부병원 진단검사의학과)
  • Received : 2021.02.28
  • Accepted : 2021.03.07
  • Published : 2021.03.31

Abstract

To investigate and accommodate opinions on the revision of the official occupational title of the medical technologist, the Korean Association of Medical Technologists (KAMT) requested 22,638 people registered as its regular members to participate in an online survey and select their two preferred options from the alternative job titles presented. Survey responses were collected from 3,999 people (17.66%). To examine job title preferences among the KAMT members, each respondent was asked to choose two terms from the choice set. As a result, 6,958 responses were obtained, and out of the total responses, 5,555 (79.83%) indicated a choice for a job title that included the word 'analyst' as the preferred alternative. The survey results showed that "Diagnostic Laboratory Analyst" was the most preferred alternative selected by the largest proportion of respondents (2,417 responses, 34.73%), followed by "Clinical Laboratory Analyst" (1,710 responses, 24.57%), "Biomedical Pathology Technologist" (758 responses, 10.89%), "Biomedical Analyst" (730 responses, 10.49%), "Biomedical Laboratory Analyst" (730 responses, 10.03%), and "Clinical Laboratory Scientist" (646 responses, 9.26%). Therefore, based on the responses of the surveyed members, results of consultation and literature review, the Standard Classification of Occupations (SCO), and the current status of the job titles used in major countries, it is suggested that the occupational title of medical technologists should be changed by adopting "Diagnostic Laboratory Analyst", "Biomedical Laboratory Analyst", or "Biomedical Analyst" as their new official job title.

임상병리사 명칭 변경과 관련한 의견을 수렴하기 위해 사단법인 대한임상병리사협회에서는 정회원으로 등록된 총 22,638명에게 온라인을 통해 제시된 명칭에서 2개를 선택하는 설문 답변을 요구하였으며 이 중 3,999명(17.66%)이 설문조사에 회신답변하였다. 명칭 선호도는 회원 1인당 2개를 선택하는 답변을 통해서 6,958건이 산출되었으며 그 중 5,555건(79.83%)가 '분석사' 레벨을 선호하였다. 명칭에 대한 조사결과는 진단검사분석사가 2,417건(34.73%)으로 가장 많았고, 임상검사분석사는 1,710건(24.57%), 의생명병리사는 758건(10.89%), 의생명분석사는 730건(10.49%), 의생명검사분석사는 730건(10.03%), 임상검사과학사는 646건(9.26%) 순으로 조사되었다. 따라서 조사된 회원들의 요구도, 자문, 문헌고찰, 표준직업분류, 주요대상국 현황을 기반으로 "진단검사분석사(Diagnostic Laboratory Analyst), 의생명검사분석사(Biomedical Laboratory Analyst), 의생명분석사(Biomedical Analyst)"를 명칭 정립으로 제언하고자 한다.

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