Medical Laboratory Technician


 

Medical Laboratory Technician students with instructor.  photo © Robin Spurs
What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?

A medical laboratory technician (MLT) is an important part of the health care team, specifically the clinical laboratory. They perform specimen collection (phlebotomy) from patients and analyze patient samples as requested by the patients...

 

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Medical Laboratory Technician students in classroom.  photo © Robin Spurs
 MLT Program

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a state accredited two-year program resulting in an Associate in Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. This program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, hospitals, and ...

 

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Medical Laboratory Technician student working with samples.  photo © Robin Spurs
Salary & Labor Market Information

Medical Laboratory Technicians are in demand. To find out more about careers in theMLT industry, click on the LEARN MORE button below. Other helpful links:
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The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a California state approved two-year program resulting in an Associate in Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. This program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry, and biotechnology. The MLT Program curriculum, an integration of classroom lectures, student laboratories, and clinical training, fosters development of analytical and problem solving skills required in this profession. After successful completion of the program, students may sit for the California State License exam. This new job area is experiencing increasing demand in both hospitals and biotechnical labs, particularly pharmaceutical labs conducting human research. A Medical Laboratory Technician earns approximately $40,000/year.

 


 

 


 

Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is currently accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) until April 30, 2022. The programs next scheduled programmatic accreditation visit will be in 2021.

For more information, please contact:or more information, please contact:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Rd Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
847-939-3597
773-714-8880
773-714-8886(fax)
NAACLS

Approval

California Department of Public Health/ Laboratory Field Services Laboratory Field Services - MLT Program
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Bldg. P 1st Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
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MLT Program Statistics & Outcome Measures