Medical Laboratory is a rewarding, stimulating field that is absolutely vital to the world of healthcare. Physicians determine treatment from objective clinical data-over 70% of which comes from tests that Medical Laboratory Technicians perform on the patient's samples. As a Medical Laboratory Technician you might:
Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) often interact with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals to explain test results and answer specific questions. You could be employed in a hospital lab, physician’s office, clinic, commercial firm, research facility, the armed forces, public health center, industrial and pharmaceutical laboratory, or veterinary clinic.
Jobs: The Bureau of Labor cites MLT job prospects as "excellent" with employment expected to rise by 14 percent between 2006 and 2016.
The Program: Gain real-world lab experience in our two fully equipped medical labs, which include a new simulation lab and blood banking equipment. Read more here. In addition, you will complete a full semester of clinical training at an approved site.
Certification: Once you complete the program you are eligible to take a national certification exam. The program has a 95% pass rate on the ASCP BOR exam (three-year average for first-time testers who test within the first six months of graduation). Specific regulations may vary from state-to-state; however, most employers now require certification. After successfully passing the exam you will earn the title of Medical Laboratory Technician - MLT (ASCP).
This Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont IL, 60018. (847)-939-3597