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Medical Laboratory Technology

Career Information

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) work behind the scenes using microscopes to identify blood cells and bacteria. They perform tests to match blood for transfusions, monitor the treatment of patients with various diseases, and perform many other tasks using sophisticated laboratory equipment. 

The graduate of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technology Program is qualified to perform routine laboratory tests in a variety of settings: physician's office, clinic, hospital laboratory, research facility. The MLT provides vital information to physicians regarding the health status of patients: for well-person exams; disease diagnosis; and treatment monitoring.

Medical Lab Technology Program Licensure by State (PDF)