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Medical Lab Technician Training and Schools

Are you interested in working in the healthcare field? Do you want a career that enables you to help others? Learn what a medical lab technician does and the lab technician trainings you need to join the field.

Medical laboratory technicians, also known as medical lab technologists or clinical lab technicians or technologists, examine and analyze body fluids and cells using sophisticated laboratory equipment such as microscopes and cell counters. They perform drug tests, match blood for transfusions, and look for bacteria or parasites. After testing and examining a specimen, they analyze the results and relay them to physicians.

Medical Lab Technician Careers

Medical laboratory technologists usually perform more complex tasks than technicians, and have a higher level of education. However, a position as a medical lab technician requires less training. Some medical lab technicians specialize in a certain area, like phlebotomy. A phlebotomist is a lab technician who collects blood samples for analysis.

A medical lab technician might work at an independent laboratory, or one in a hospital. In larger facilities, lab staff must cover day, evening and night shifts, and may work weekends and/or holidays. In smaller facilities, they may rotate shifts, or be on call at night or on weekends for emergencies.

Laboratories tend to be clean, well-lighted work environments.  Although fumes from chemical solutions and infectious specimens will be present, clinical lab staff use protective gear such as masks, gloves and goggles, and follow procedures for infection control and sterilization that keep risks at a minimum. In addition, personnel tend to spend a lot of time on their feet.

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Campus and Online Medical Technician Schools

 
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Fortis Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Patient Care Technician
  • More
Quick Summary:

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.


Walden University

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.S. in Clinical Research Administration (MS CRA)
Quick Summary:

Impact your world with a degree from Walden. Start today!


Lincoln Tech

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Technology
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.


ITT Technical Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AS - Medical Assisting and Administration
Quick Summary: Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Remington College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AAS in Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting
Quick Summary:

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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Bryan University - MW

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

Take a step forward in your career with Bryan University.


IBMC College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associates-Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Certificate-Medical Assisting
  • Associate-Medical Assisting
Quick Summary:

A career to support yourself starts with a supportive, experienced faculty. IBMC delivers a wide range of professional life changing opportunities to promote personal, social, and career development.


Palm Beach Academy

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty strives to create an educational atmosphere that recognizes the individual needs of each student.


Career Training Academy

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Comprehensive occupational AST Degree
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get your career started with training from the Career Training Academy.

Keiser University Campus

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technician, AS
  • Medical Assisting, AS
  • Histotechnology, AS
Quick Summary:

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.


Vista College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get hands-on training with Vista College.

McCann School of Business & Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Clinical Medical Assistant - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
Quick Summary: Whether preparing to enter the professional world or expanding your skills, education should be available wherever, whenever. With McCann you can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and a friendly educational environment.

If quality is what you want then McCann is where you want to be.


National American University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician A.A.S.
  • Medical Assisting A.A.S.
Quick Summary: Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Argosy University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Saint Paul
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (AS)
  • Medical Assisting (AAS)
  • Histotechnology (AAS)
Quick Summary:

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.


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