Medical Lab Technician

Associate's Degree

Next program start date

November 10, 2021

Finish in as few as

21 months1

Learning includes

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience

You can make a positive impact on patients’ lives while working primarily behind the scenes with our NAACLS-accredited Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Associate’s degree program. You’ll take comprehensive courses, from clinical chemistry and microbiology to hematology, transfusion medicine and phlebotomy for well-rounded knowledge of the medical laboratory technician field. Our advanced curriculum and blend of virtual and hands-on practicums are designed to help you gain job-ready skills that employers seek, prepare for MLT certification and allow you to assist with patients in this fulfilling field.2 The Medical Laboratory Technician program is available with $99 self-directed assessments, which allow you to prove that you already have the knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Strive for the MLT (ASCP) Exam

Comprehensive curriculum and real-world experience are designed for Medical Laboratory Technician certification. Upon graduation, you will be prepared and can apply to take the MLT (ASCP) certification exam.2

Start a Career in Healthcare

Graduates of our MLT program feel confident starting their careers in the healthcare industry in a hands-on lab facility.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2019 and 2029 for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians is 7%.7 A Medical Lab Technician degree from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

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 have 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.

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Become an essential part of patient diagnosis through hands-on experience analyzing blood results and working with essential healthcare technology.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Phlebotomy

    • MLT 1325
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Teaches the skills to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions.

    Hematology I

    • MLT 1377
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Introduces the theory and practical application of routine and special hematology procedures and presents red blood cell function, hematopoiesis and associated diseases.

    Clinical Microbiology I

    • MLT 1448
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Studies basic concepts of microbiology with an emphasis on cell structure and function of human pathogenic microorganisms.

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Enrollment

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Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact an admissions advisor who will speak to you about immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an MLT Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Medical Lab Technician program near you.

  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. The application fee for each qualified student’s first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics reported through CareerOneStop, [salary data accessed November 27, 2019] https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/. BLS salary data represents averaged earnings in Minnesota 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.
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 7, 2021] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 7, 2021] www.bls.gov/ooh/. 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.
  5. Labor Market Employment Outlook as reported by Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [career information accessed December 11, 2019] https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/projections/Results.aspx?dataset=1&geog=2701000000&code=292012.
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Study. Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2019. Accessed by July 15, 2020. Data is for persons age 25 and older who are full-time wage and salary earners. https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm
  7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 7, 2021] www.bls.gov/ooh/. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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