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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 Lab Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • 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



Walden University

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.S. in Clinical Research Administration (MS CRA)
Quick Summary: Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

ECPI University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Charlotte
Programs:
  • Imaging Equipment Repair Technician - Associate
Quick Summary:

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

 


Lincoln Technical Institute

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

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


Lincoln College of Technology

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Melrose Park
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.


Remington College

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

Get hands-on training with Remington College.


Westwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting (D)
  • Medical Assisting (A)
Quick Summary:

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.


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!

Eagle Gate College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
Quick Summary: Give your career a boost with an education from Eagle Gate College.

Computer Systems Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Healthcare Career Program - Clinical Track
Quick Summary: Get the certification you're looking for at Computer Systems Institute!

Provo College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
Quick Summary: Advance your career with an education from Provo College.

Miller-Motte Technical College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate of Occupational Science
  • Medical Assisting - Associate of Occupational Science
  • Healthcare Assistant - Diploma
  • More
Quick Summary: With Miller-Motte you can expect the focus to be on you, the student, and your career. We are committed to Changing Futures, Changing Lives, and it all starts with you. You can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and educators with industry experience preparing you for your new future.


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.


Ultimate Medical Academy

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Train for a healthcare career in as little as seven weeks.

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