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Clinical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Technician & Phlebotomy Programs

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

 

Pre-Admission Seminar

Students applying to the Medical Laboratory Technician program are required to attend one Pre-Admission Seminar within three years prior to the application deadline (February 1st).

Pre-Admission Seminars for the AY 2019-20:

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019: 11am, Bio Tech room 301 (Middletown Campus)
  • Tuesday, November 12, 11am, Bio Tech room 301 (Middletown Campus)
  •  Wednesday, December 4, 11am, Bio Tech room 303 (Middletown Campus) 

This seminar is an important and informative time when a Clinical Laboratory Science instructor will describe the Medical Laboratory Technician program and an Admissions specialist will describe the admissions process. In addition, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Prospective students will receive and sign off on information pertaining to health forms, drug testing and criminal background checks.

Failure to attend a seminar in its entirety will forfeit student's application for admission consideration. Please note the seminar could take up to two hours so plan accordingly. No R.S.V.P. required to attend. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the seminar.

 

MLT Responsibilities

  • Collects, processes and analyzes biological specimens and other substances.
  • Performs analytical tests of body fluids, cells and other substances.
  • Recognizes the factors affecting results and takes the appropriate action.
  • Applies basic scientific principles in learning new techniques and procedures.
  • Relates laboratory findings to common disease procedures.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment and instruments.

Where does the MLT work?

  • Hospital Laboratories
  • Physician's Offices
  • Reference and Research Laboratories
  • State Public Health Laboratories
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Industrial Laboratories
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Job Projections

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2022 projects Laboratory Technician jobs will be available with a starting salary of approximately $38,000.

Employment of Medical Laboratory Technicians is projected to grow 30% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that from 2012 to 2022, a total of 70,000 (an increase of up to 22%) new Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Technicians will be needed each year to meet the demand for laboratory services as the population of the U.S. ages. Wages are expected to rise due to the laboratory personnel shortage.

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: (773) 714-8880
E-Mail: info@naacls.org
http://www.naacls.org

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