Medical
Laboratory Technician

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Complete this program
in just 11 months!

Secure a job after the program and earn approximately $44,000 a year.

Oxford College’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students to become integral members of a healthcare team and work alongside other healthcare professionals. Our program provides students with the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their careers.

As a medical laboratory technician, you will conduct routine medical laboratory tests and set up, clean, and maintain medical laboratory equipment. You will also learn about laboratory safety, medical terminology, infection prevention, and more. In addition to learning an array of technical skills, students will also develop the interpersonal and communication skills needed to offer exemplary client care in a compassionate and empathetic manner.

Students will
learn how to:

  • Collect blood, tissue, and other samples from patients
  • Log patient samples and prepare them for testing
  • Set up medical laboratory equipment
  • Conduct routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
  • Perform quality assurance of testing techniques
  • Clean and maintain medical laboratory and medical laboratory equipment

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed in medical laboratories in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, postsecondary educational institutions, and government research laboratories.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to write the Examination for Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technicians with OSMT. For more information regarding the OSMT exam, please visit osmt.org/Apps/Pages/exam-information

Graduates may find employment as:

  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical laboratory assistant
  • Clinical laboratory assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Cardiology technologist

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