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Program Spotlight – Medical Laboratory Technology

August 30, 2012

Medical Laboratory TechnologyDo you know someone who is detail oriented, assertive, interested in science and looking for a new career? If so, let them know that they may find themselves at home in the field of medical laboratory technology.

Medical laboratory technicians, often working under the supervision of a medical laboratory scientist, are critical to the health care industry. They perform the complex test procedures on blood and other body fluids that help doctors and clinicians offer their patients a diagnosis.

The Carrington College Medical Laboratory Technology program can be completed in as few as 22 months. The program offers students the chance to gain a broad base of knowledge and culminates in an Associate of Science degree for successful graduates.

To prepare them for the range of responsibilities expected of an entry-level medical lab technician, our students are taught classes that cover subjects such as clinical chemistry and instrumentation, hematology, immunohematology (transfusion medicine), serology, urinalysis, and microbiology.

A very hands-on program, more than 50% of our students’ class time is spent in lab instruction, where they can apply the concepts, theories and methods learned in the classroom. The program concludes with an externship at a clinical laboratory facility to further sharpen those skills. The final phase of the program also includes a clinical review course that covers test-taking strategies for the American Medical Technologists (AMT) certification exam.*

A Medical Laboratory Technology degree can give graduates the opportunity to apply for positions in a wide variety of workplaces including hospitals, reference laboratories, research laboratories and forensic laboratories. The program, available at our Phoenix Westside and Tucson campuses in Arizona, prepares students for entry-level positions in these kinds of environments.**

If you know someone who might be interested in the field of medical laboratory technology, have them talk to a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative at 1.877.206.2106. Alternatively have them complete an inquiry form at and a Representative will call them back.


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*Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

**Note that some states also require Medical Laboratory Technicians to be licensed or registered

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