Associate of Applied Science
Medical Laboratory Technician
The Medical Laboratory Technician is a skilled professional who works in a clinical laboratory setting under the supervision of a qualified physician and/or medical technologist. While you have limited patient contact as a technician, your work plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
In this program, you will learn how to:
- Perform laboratory procedures involving body fluids in the areas of hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.
- Operate automated analyzers.
- Monitor quality control programs.
Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
Enrollment is limited for this program.
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The Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Allen Park, Jackson, Owosso and Port Huron campuses are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631-3415; (773) 714-8880.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average annual salary for a Medical Technician is $37,860.
- With an increasing volume of laboratory tests due to population growth and new types of tests, employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2018, faster than the average for all occupations.
- Hours vary with the size and type of employment setting. You may work shifts, weekends or holidays in a large hospital or independent lab. In small facilities, you may work on rotating shifts or be on call in case of an emergency.
- Professional certification and a degree in medical technology, one of the biological sciences, chemistry, management, or education usually speeds advancement.