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Medical Lab Technician

Medical Lab Technicians assist doctors and other specialists by performing various tests on blood, tissue, and other bodily fluids. The results can help to diagnose and treat patients.



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  • You must be a high school graduate or equivalent and meet one of the following requirements:

    • Complete a clinical laboratory training program approved/accredited by an organization approved by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and pass the MLT generalist exam, or

    • Earned an associate’s degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology (60 semester hours of which 24 are either medical laboratory technology courses or 6 hours of chemistry, 6 hours biology, and 12 hours of courses in chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination and pass the MLT generalist exam, or

    • Successfully complete an official US military medical laboratory procedures course of at least 50 weeks duration and earn the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Laboratory Technician)

  • Hospitals

  • Physician offices


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