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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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Argosy University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Saint Paul
Programs:
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (AS)
  • Histotechnology (AAS)
Quick Summary: Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges.

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.


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 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.

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.


Everest Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Patient Care Technician (Diploma)
  • Medical Assistant (Diploma)
Quick Summary: Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Everest College

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

Remington College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AAS in Clinical Medical Assisting
  • AS in Medical Assisting
  • AS in Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope)
  • More
Quick Summary:

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Prefer to speak with a Customer Service Rep? Call 855-264-3155 toll-free now!


Everest University

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

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!

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.


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!


Career Training Academy

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Comprehensive occupational AST Degree
  • Medical Assistant
Quick Summary:

At Career Training Academy, we offer career-focused training in high-demand fields that you can complete in less than a year.*


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