If you are interested in medicine and health care, enjoy laboratory work, and want to provide a service to others, the Medical Laboratory Technician Program could be for you. The program helps you acquire the entry-level knowledge and skills you need to work in a clinical laboratory.
- Collecting and processing biologic specimens for analysis
- Performing analytical tests on blood, body fluids, and tissues
- Recognizing pre-analytical and analytical variables in laboratory testing
- Monitoring quality control
- Performing preventative and corrective maintenance on laboratory instruments
- Maintaining professional conduct in communication with patients, health care professionals, and the public
This program includes a 20-week internship which might require you to relocate. Medical internship sites could include Amery, Ashland, Barron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Hudson, Menomonie, Rice Lake, and Stanley. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to complete the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT).
As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you would be qualified to work in all kinds of health care settings. Employment of clinical laboratory workers through 2016 is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities are excellent!
This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (www.naacls.org), 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.