What is the difference between a technologist and a technician in the medical field?

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What is the difference between a technologist and a technician in the medical field?

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This depends on context as well as legal definitions in various jurisdictions (i.e, licensing and certification differences). In general, a technician operates a piece of equipment and performs a specific task(s). In general, a technologist has more expertise and knowledge about the equipment they operate and typically, therefore, more responsibility and a broader array of procedures.

In general, a technologist studies the technology in a field and sets policy; a technician uses technology to complete a task.