Medical lab techs are responsible for performing diagnostic tests on bodily fluid and tissue samples to help diagnose medical conditions and diseases. As a critical part of any healthcare team, medical lab technicians are in high demand throughout Miami and across the country. Plus, it’s a rewarding career choice for aspiring medical professionals.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical lab technician career is expected to grow by 11% between now and 2030 which is faster than the average growth for all other occupations. Faster growth means you’ll have an easier time finding an open position in the field after graduation. Plus, it ensures you have job security for years to come.
If you’re interested in becoming a medical lab technician, there are a few steps you’ll need to take. First, you’ll need to have a high school diploma. Next, you’ll need to attend an accredited college or university Medical Lab Technician program such as the one offered here through Cambridge.
During your program, you’ll learn how to use industry current equipment, prepare samples and more. Your program will include a wide range of courses, including:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- General Chemistry
- Clinical Chemistry
- Specimen Collection
- Introduction to Health Science
Once you finish your program and graduate, you’ll then need to take the required certification exam through the American Medical Technologists Association. Once completed, you’ll be ready for entry-level employment in the field.
After you receive your license, the next step is to find a new entry-level position. Sometimes, this can take some time as you’re new to the field. Luckily, Cambridge offers job placement assistance to help.
Through job placement, we partner with local healthcare facilities such as hospitals and specialty centers to fill their open vacancies. We’ll work with you to find the perfect new Miami-based job where you can start your career.
Does a career as a medical lab technician sound like a great fit for you? If so, we’re here to help you reach your career goals. Our Medical Lab Technician program was created with your success in mind. To learn more about the program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.
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