I was reading an article about a guy who went in for testing for a scientific study at a small office with one technician. The technician drew blood and then put the author through tests on “a myriad of machines.”
I don’t know what machines he was subject to, but it got me to thinking…you can go to school for x-ray tech, ultrasound, phlebotomy, all sorts of specialties. But can any doctor give an ultrasound or draw blood or even give you stitches or do an angiogram?
It made me think of the show *House *where the doctors are always walking around the hospital in the middle of the night, running all matter of tests (often invasive) on patients with no techs around. I know it’s just a TV show but is that typical?
Also, do people with medical tech degrees such as ultrasound often pursue other degrees such as MRI or x-ray so they can get a job as a single tech that can do many things?