Medical Technology

  • Program Overview

    Medical technologists are problem-solvers, dealing with the complexities and outcomes of medicine and science. They provide invaluable service to patient care by performing a wide range of laboratory tests, confirming the accuracy of test results, and reporting the test results to the pathologists and other physicians. Medical technologists work in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology. They apply their solid foundation in the sciences and laboratory education to the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.

    Practice settings for medical technologists include hospitals, independent laboratories, clinics, public health agencies, and industries. Molecular diagnostics, molecular biotechnology companies, and other specialized laboratories offer additional career opportunities. Experienced medical technologists have opportunities to advance their career by specializing in certain areas, such as cell marker technology, bioengineering and cancer research, drug testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and biogenetics. Industry offers career opportunities in product development, marketing, sales, and quality assurance.

    Currently, the demand for medical technologists far exceeds the supply of educated professionals qualified to work in such jobs. With continued population growth and medical advances, the need for laboratory science professionals is expected to increase.

    Program Options

    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Science for Graduates of 360 Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) programs

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