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Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

Laboratory Technician

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51.0000.01
 

Courses

Dual Credit Option†
 

Principles of Health Science†
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures†
Body Structures and Functions†
Allied Health Core Skills

Career Ready

NOCTI Healthcare Core

Post Secondary Education

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Associate in Applied Science Health Science Technology

Career Information

Work Environment

Most medical laboratory technologists and technicians worked in hospitals in 2016. Others worked in medical and diagnostic laboratories or doctors’ offices.

How to Become a Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician

Medical laboratory technologists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Technicians usually need an associate degree or a postsecondary certificate.

Pay

The median annual wage for medical and clinical laboratory technicians was $38,950 in May 2016. The median annual wage for medical and clinical laboratory technologists was $61,070 in May 2016.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Courses

Allied Health Career Pathway 4 Year Course of Studies

Freshman
English
Math
Science
Social Studies*
Principles of Health Science
Health/PE
Elective
Sophomore
English
Math*
Science
Social Studies*
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures
Elective
Elective
Junior
English*
Math*
Science*
Social Studies*
Body Structures & Functions
Elective†
Elective
Senior
English*
Math*
Arts & Humanities
Elective†
Allied Health Core Skills
Elective
Elective
* Advanced Placement Options     † Dual Credit

Allied Health & ATC News & Events

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Recently, our health science program held a pinning ceremony for students who received certifications that allow them to work in healthcare.