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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
  • Medical Assisting
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.


Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Reseda
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Program
Quick Summary: Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

IBMC College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associates-Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Associate-Medical Lab Technician
  • Certificate-Medical Assisting
  • More
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.


McCann School of Business & Technology

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


Vista College

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

Brookline College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associate of Science - Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security.


Harrison College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting Diploma
Quick Summary:

Harrison College prides itself on truly knowing our students -- their lives and families, obstacles and motivations and their dreams and goals.


Porter and Chester Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
Quick Summary:

Discover the Advantages of Porter and Chester . At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success.


Northwestern College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
Quick Summary:

For over 110 years, Northwestern College has been proud to help students like you succeed.


Spencerian College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Louisville
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get your career started with an education from Spencerian College.

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.


The Salter School

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Professional Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Jumpstart a career in medical services or technology at the Salter School.

Hunter Business School

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Hunter Business School offers a wide variety of courses to earn your degree or diploma in computer training, medical engineering, and business related courses.

Hunter offers you all the amenities of a large school, but in a small environment close to home for the Long Island resident.

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.


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