Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, or Biology
Medical Laboratory Science Programs
Medical technologists make a vital contribution in health care today. Working in this field, you will be involved in medical diagnostics by applying your knowledge, skill and aptitude to an ever-broadening range of complex laboratory, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. You will perform chemical analyses, count red and white blood cells, perform tests necessary to administer lifesaving blood transfusions and run culture and sensitivity studies on microoganisms. Work in a medical laboratory is accomplished through intricate precision equipment such as microscopes, automatic analyzers, electronic counters, spectrophotometers and gas chromatographs.
Medical technologists serve in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, public health departments, private research institutes, industry and in the armed forces. There are advanced educational programs for those who wish to specialize in blood banking, clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, nuclear medicine or for those who prefer to teach in hospital-affiliated programs or in colleges and universities.
The U.S. Department of Labor anticipates the demand for medical technologists to increase between 10-15% through 2030. You will be a part of a stimulating profession whose annual median salary is $54,180.