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 and medical lab technician training prepare you to have a positive impact on patients' lives while working primarily behind the scenes as a skilled healthcare professional.

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 practicum at clinical laboratory site affiliates. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for and can apply to take the MLT (ASCP) certification exam at no additional cost.*

To offer a more flexible schedule and help you save money, we offer Flex Choice®—an option that allows you to combine traditional courses and optional self-directed assessments in order for you to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability.

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Medical Laboratory Technician
Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate's Degree21 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 Medical Lab Technician courses, you can prepare for a growing career in healthcare.

  • 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, including working in a medical lab.

Accredited Curriculum to Help Advance Your Career

The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree program at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Moorhead, St. Cloud and Green Bay campuses is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880    Fax: 773-714-8886

To help further your career, your Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree credits can be transferred into our Health and Wellness Bachelor's degree.

Our Grads Work Across Industries

Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading industries, including:*

  • Health Systems
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Insurance
  • Local & State Government
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public & Community Health
  • Social Services

117 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

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

Medical Lab Technician Program Entry Requirements

Program-specific items and a background check are required before you can enroll. To start on your path to become a medical lab technician, speak to a program manager.

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* 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 2026)
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians$26,010$31,250$38,95014%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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