8) Medical Technologist

  • A Medical Technologist is a health professional who performs tests and provides rapid and accurate test results to help prevention, diagnosis and observation of the pathological and physiological state of bodies and specimen.

    They also interpret relationships between test results, and evaluate and improve existing test methods.

  • Eligibility
    1. A person who graduated from a university, industrial college, or junior college with a major in the field of medical laboratory technology. Those who are still completing their study must confirm that they have graduated within February of the following year of the application. If they fail to have graduated from the school within the period, their passing will be invalidated.
    2. A person who completed an overseas university recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare with a major in the field of medical laboratory technology or a course equivalent to or higher than that, and has been licensed as a medical technologist by the competent authorities. Those who were studying at a recognized overseas university as of October 6, 1995, majoring in the field of medical laboratory technology, need to have graduated from the school to be eligible.
    Disqualification standards
    1. A mentally ill person under Subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act(except for those who are recognized by a medical specialist to be fit to act as a medical technician, etc.)
    2. An addict to narcotics, marijuana or any psychoactive drugs
    3. An incompetent or a quasi-incompetent person
    4. A person in whose case, the execution of a sentence is not completed or the decision not to execute such sentence is not yet finalized after being sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or a heavier punishment due to the violation of the Medical Technicians, etc. Act or Articles 234, 269, 270(2) or (4), or 317(1) of the Criminal Act, the Act on Special Measures for the Control of Public Health Crimes, the Regional Public Health Act, the National Health Promotion Act, the Prevention of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Act, the Medical Service Act, the Emergency Medical Service Act, the Anatomy and Preservation of Corpses Act, the Blood Management Act, the Act on the Control of Narcotics, etc., the Mother and Child Health Act, or the National Health Insurance Act
  • No. of subjects No. of items Score allocation Total score Type of items
    Written test: 3 215 1 per item 215 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Practical skill test: 1 65 1 per item 65 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Period Test subjects
    (No. of items)
    No. of items Type of items
    1st Medical Service Legislation (20),
    Principle of Clinical Laboratory test Ⅰ (80)
    100 Multiple choice
    2nd Principle of Clinical Laboratory test Ⅱ (115) 115 Multiple choice
    3rd Practical Skill (written exam) (65) 65 Multiple choice
    ※ Medical Service Legislation: Medical service act, Medical technicians, etc. act, Infectious disease control and prevention act, Regional public health act, Blood management act, and their enforcement decrees and enforcement rules
  • Those who score at least 40 percent for each subject and at least 60 percent across all subjects in the written test component and score at least 60 percent of the total available score in the practical skill components will be considered to be successful candidates.

  • Test Times Test date Date of announcement of successful candidates Number of applicants Number of examinees Number of successful candidates Pass rate
    Medical Technologist 36 2008.12.13. 2008.12.30. 2,822 2,654 1,708 64.4
    37 2009.12.12. 2009.12.30. 2,497 2,372 1,203 50.7
    38 2010.12.11. 2010.12.30. 2,616 2,497 1,618 64.8
    39 2011.12.10. 2011.12.29. 2,569 2,483 1,497 60.3
    40 2012.12.08. 2012.12.27. 2,867 2,757 1,799 65.3
    41 2013.12.08. 2013.12.27. 2,995 2,880 1,997 69.3
    42 2014.12.07. 2014.12.24. 3,021 2,949 2,184 74.1
    43 2015.12.19. 2016.01.13. 3,019 2,956 2,259 76.4
    44 2016.12.24. 2017.01.11. 2,858 2,788 2,070 74.2
    45 2017.12.23. 2018.01.12. 3,062 2,993 2,509 83.8
    46 2019.01.03. 2019.01.22. 3,007 2,927 1,878 64.2