Apparently, you need a certain stoic sensibility to do these jobs. We're sure that Magic Marker-ing up Ebola was indeed "a new experience" -- though we'd use a few more adjectives to describe it. Likely some profanity, too.
Another possible assignment is medical pickup, in which technicians will retrieve used materials from a hospital or doctor's office and transport it to a lab for autoclaving. Dale explains:
"There are two different kinds of medical waste disposal. There's autoclave and there's incineration. Incinerated waste is generated in a medical facility. When I pick up syringes from a doctor's office, that's for autoclave, which means they'll high-pressure steam it. Syringes may contain diseases like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). A tissue sample, a speck on a glass slide you can barely see that's 20 years old, would have to be incinerated. That's medical waste. But a motorcycle accident doesn't count as medical waste. I can pick up a victim's brains, and that's not considered medical waste because it's not generated in a medical facility.
Hint hint, "It's too hot for a helmet" guy.
Exam gloves contaminated with bodily fluids are considered medical waste. You need a permit specifically for medical waste, but you can clean up a crime scene without one. A mattress with a decomposed body on it for two weeks is not medical waste; anyone can clean that without a permit in Arizona."