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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:
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Assistant
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.


Medical Career Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - Associate
Quick Summary:

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Please Call 844-289-5375 to speak to a customer representative.


Vista College

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

New England Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Warwick
Programs:
  • AS - Medical Laboratory Technology
Quick Summary:

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.


McCann School of Business & Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate of Specialized Technology
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Occupational Studies
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.


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.


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.


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.


American Institute

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

At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there.


Milan Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Assistant
Quick Summary: Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

City College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
Quick Summary: City College of Florida is focused on providing the best in business and career education.

Brightwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary:

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.


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.


Meridian College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Sarasota
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - Associates
Quick Summary:

At Meridian College, our Admissions Representatives specialize in removing the roadblocks that lie between where you are, and where you dream of being. If you dream of a new career, contact us today.


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