Ever wonder what happens after you’ve had your blood taken? Interested in a career in health care but not necessarily daily hands-on patient care? Do you have a love of the sciences? Becoming a Medical Laboratory Technician might be your career path.
A Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is a health care professional who works in hospital and reference laboratories performing various analyses on blood and other body fluids. Areas MLT’s work in include clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, blood bank, microbiology and serology.
The associates degree consists of 63 credits and students take general education courses in chemistry and human biology as well as core courses in all the major areas of the laboratory. This program also consists of a 400 hour internship experience at area hospitals.