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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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American National University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting - Associate
Quick Summary: Founded in 1886, American National University (ANU) is dedicated to the training and education of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of fields in Business & Health care.

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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Lincoln Tech

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

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


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.


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.


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.

Ultimate Medical Academy

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

Get personalized attention at UMA.

One-on-one tutoring, pre-interview coaching, job search assistance, alumni services—they’re all included in Ultimate Medical Academy’s competitively priced tuition.


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.

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Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
Quick Summary:

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


Harris School of Business

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Professional Medical Assistant Plus
  • Professional Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Jump into the exciting world of technology or medical services at Harris School.

Everest University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Career-focused education designed to help you get the job you deserve.

Berkeley College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Clifton
  • Dover
Programs:
  • AAS in Medical Assistant
  • Certificate in Medical Assistant
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The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.


UEI College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program)
Quick Summary:

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.


Platt College (Oklahoma)

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy
Quick Summary:

Pursue your education with Platt College (Oklahoma).


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