Earn Your Medical Laboratory Technician Degree To Be The Star Behind The Scenes

The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 30 percent increase in the number of healthcare positions between now and 2014-leaving room for new professionals to pursue a vast number of career paths in the industry. One of the many career paths one could pursue - in healthcare is as a Medical Laboratory Technician, available through a Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree.

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Role of a Medical Laboratory Technician

As a medical laboratory technician, you will be challenged by behind-the-scenes work in a hospital or healthcare clinic. Medical laboratory technicians are responsible for performing critical tests that give physicians the information they need to make diagnoses of diseases and illnesses.

Where to Start

The first step in your pursuit of this career path is to research. Look for a college that offers coursework that sets you up for success on your MLT (ASCP) National Credentialing exam. Search for a degree program that offers in-depth curriculum in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Banking, and Microbiology, as these courses will give you a strong foundation for your role in the workforce. 

After you research, speak with an admissions representative to learn more about your college of choice's student support structure, financial aid assistance, facilities, and overall academic experience.

With the high demand for qualified medical laboratory technicians and an impressive average starting salary, it's clear that this career path has the potential to boost your earning potential and overall happiness. What are you waiting for? Learn more about the Rasmussen College - Medical Laboratory Technician degree program now!

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This article was transcribed by the Rasmussen College Blog team. Are you ready to take the plunge into a new, successful future? If so, learn more about our degree programs today.

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