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).
On October 30, 2012, the Medical Laboratory Technician program received their certificate of accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont IL, 60018. (847)-939-3597. The 7 year accreditation will be up for renewal in 2019.