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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.


Lincoln Tech

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Technology
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Administrative Assisting Technology
Quick Summary: Get hands-on training with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.

Everest College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Professional Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

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.


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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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!

Keiser University Campus

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Histotechnology
Quick Summary:

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.


Rasmussen College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate
  • Medical Assisting Diploma
Quick Summary:

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College


Southern Technical College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • A.S. - Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assisting (Associates)
  • More
Quick Summary:

Get in, get out, get ahead with Southern Technical College!


McCann School of Business & Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Clinical Medical Assistant - Diploma
  • Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate of Specialized Technology
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • More
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.


Vista College

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

Argosy University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Saint Paul
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (AS)
  • 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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