Medical Laboratory Technician
About the Program
Medical laboratory Technicians (MLT), also known as Clinical Laboratory Technicians, play a crucial role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients.
AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science
AREA OF STUDY: Health Sciences
Degrees and Certificates
Medical Laboratory Technician - AAS
Associate of applied science
A Career in Medical Laboratory Technician
Today's Medical Laboratory Technician is employed in many diverse medical settings ranging from hospital, reference, research, forensic, or physicians' office laboratories. Other employment opportunities include working in medical businesses such as medical instrument technicians or medical supply industries. In addition, a graduate using the Associate degree could further their education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science degree in as little as 18 months and then work as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Some Bachelor Degree Programs can by complete on-line.
Employment opportunities are excellent in the Houston area, Gulf Coast areas, and across the United States and some employers are offering sign-on bonuses for the CLT
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The MLT Program is accredited with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Their phone number is (773) 714-8880.
Number of Graduates
ASCP Certification Exam Pass Rates
Job Placement Rate
99% Three-year average
There are 2,683 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 17.3% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 207 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $40,000 annually