Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician Training

Overview

Medical Lab Training

Medical Laboratory Technicians work with physicians and other medical professionals to perform tests that help diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat diseases. By collecting and analyzing body fluids, tissue and other substances to determine normal or abnormal findings, medical laboratory technicians are a key member of the healthcare team. A medical laboratory technician is a dependable, organized and compassionate healthcare worker who carries out laboratory testing that is a vital part of the patient diagnosis process. These specially trained and credentialed professionals generally work under the guidance of a medical technologist or physician.

The rapid growth of the Medical Laboratory Technician, occupation opens the doors for many young professionals to step into rewarding and lasting careers. Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology / Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology helps students prepare for careers within the Medical Laboratory Technician field.

Our Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician program offers students real-world knowledge and training, as well as the chance to gain valuable experience during clinical rotations at area medical facilities.

Learn in the Classroom and Through Hands-On Training

The Medical Laboratory Technician program has been carefully designed to arm students with the skills, training and knowledge needed to thrive in a medical care setting as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

The program offers students the opportunity to learn through various means, including:

Classroom education lead by qualified, credentialed instructors; Hands on experience in our Medical Laboratory setting; Clinical rotations through hospitals, imaging facilities and doctor offices; and, upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to thrive in hospital, clinic, emergency room and outpatient care settings.

Partial Online Training for Greater Convenience

Our Atlanta campus offers even greater flexibility and convenience for our Medical Laboratory Technician students through a partial online learning environment. While this flex program is great for everyone, it is often ideal for working students or students with children.



Atlanta Curriculum

  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • English Composition
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Introduction to Health Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Phlebotomy/Specimen Collection
  • Laboratory Orientation/Quality Assurance
  • General Chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Hematology I
  • Hematology II
  • Immunohematology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology/Serology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Career Services Credential Review
  • Clinical Practicum

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures.

Careers

Overview
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians play a key role in the delivery of patient care. Through the use of specialized equipment, technicians analyze body fluids, such as blood, urine and tissue samples and record normal or abnormal findings study blood samples for use in transfusions by identifying the number of cells, the cell morphology or the blood group, blood type and compatibility with other blood types operate sophisticated laboratory equipment, such as microscopes and cell counters
What Does a Medical Laboratory Technician Do?

By collecting and analyzing body fluids, tissue and other substances to determine normal or abnormal findings, medical laboratory technicians are an integral part of the healthcare team.

Career Opportunities

Training will prepare you for a variety of opportunities including:

  • using automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time
  • discussing results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with physicians
  • logging data from medical tests and enter results into a patient’s medical record

You’ll have plenty of options for where to work as well:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Health department labs
  • Drug screen labs
  • Research labs
  • Independent labs

Degree

You will earn an Associate of Science degree upon successful completion of this training program.

Program Summary
  • Associate of Science degree
  • Partial online program
  • 75 weeks
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