There is a discrepancy between the demands of the labor market in the health sector and professional technical colleges. The quest for comprehension of one of the aspects pertaining to the distance between professional formation of technicians in clinical analyses and the necessities of the labor market is the focus of this research. The general purpose of this study is to understand the teaching methodology used by professors in biosecurity at technical colleges that offer courses in clinical analyses, in conjunction with a high school in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, where data was collected from Public Teaching Units of the State of Rio de Janeiro. When dealing with a case study with a qualitative approach, information was obtained by means of recorded interviews that were guided by a semi-structured questionnaire, whose content was analyzed by three biosecurity professors. The results of the survey indicate the necessity for reformulations in pedagogic practice, enabling the formation of technicians in clinical analyses to be more in line with the actual necessities of the private or public market represented by the Public Health System (SUS).
biosecurity; collective health; education; professional formation in health; clinical analyses