Medical lab technicians (MLTs) work in:
Skills that make a good medical technologist include:
Earning an associate degree as an MLT can serve as a stepping stone to earning a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or other allied health fields that require a bachelor’s degree.
Many of our students receive their board certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathology and enter the workforce as an MLT at a salary in line with national averages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, wages can range from around $30,000 to nearly $80,000 annually.
In fact, the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) states that there is a shortage of technicians nationwide, leading to higher salaries and more opportunities. The Career Center on the ASCLS website features current job openings across the country and is a great professional resource throughout your learning and working experiences.