Become an Essential Part of Patient Diagnosis

Earn Your Medical Laboratory Technician Associate’s Degree

As a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Associate’s degree student, you study comprehensive courses that include Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Banking and Microbiology. This hands-on curriculum prepares you to have a positive impact on patients’ lives while working behind the scenes as an MLT.

Throughout the program, you gain the knowledge and skills you need to perform critical tests that provide physicians with the information to diagnosis life-threatening diseases and illnesses. To complement your academics, you also complete a six-month practicum at clinical site affiliates. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for and can apply to take the MLT (ASCP) National Credentialing exam at no additional cost.*

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate's Degree 24 Months

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Gain In-Field Medical Lab Technician Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a growing career in healthcare. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant medical lab and technology skills employers seek, including:

  • Diagnostic Testing

    Learn how to accurately perform diagnostic testing and clinical laboratory procedures in a real-world setting.

  • Blood Work

    Gain hands-on skills to type and crossmatch blood for transfusions utilizing professional-grade laboratories.

  • Equipment and Technology

    Operate and maintain medical lab equipment and gain insight on relevant technology to help you succeed in your profession.

  • Safety Standards

    Understand safety standards and practices that are vital to any healthcare setting.

Accredited Curriculum to Help Advance Your Career

The medical laboratory technician program at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, Moorhead, St. Cloud and Green Bay campuses are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

To help further your career, your Medical Laboratory Technician Associate’s degree credits can be transferred into our Healthcare Management Bachelor’s degree.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Health Sciences programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Target Clinic
  • MN Oncology Clinic
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Allina Health
  • Fairview
  • ThedaCare
  • Diabetes Care Center
  • Lifetime Family Urgent Care
  • Red Cross
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Ocala Oncology

Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Average Starting Salary

for our Medical Laboratory Technician Graduates:

  • Associate's Degree $34,761

Program Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences vary depending on the program. We do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores; however, every applicant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), continuing your education can help you earn a higher salary and advance your career.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for medical lab technicians:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians$25,210$30,600$37,97030%

Earning a Medical Lab Technician degree can be a valuable investment in your future. See how:

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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