Careers and Job Outlook
What can I do with this degree?
The duties of a medical laboratory technician include performing specimen collection, analysis, test resulting and consultation with the medical staff as necessary. These technicians are also responsible for routine maintenance, calibration, quality control, troubleshooting and upkeep of laboratory equipment and documentation. The MLT works under the direction and supervision of Medical Technologists as well as a Medical Director and/or Pathologist, in such sections of the lab as:
- General Chemistry
- Special Chemistry/Automated Chemistry
- Blood Banking
You shouldn’t have any trouble finding work after graduation in this field; according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical laboratory professionals is expected to grow 16 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than average for all occupations.