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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Medical Laboratory Technology

Re-examine your career potential

A medical lab technician gives insight into the microscopic realities that make a huge difference in patients’ lives. In fact, lab analysis of blood and body fluid is now the basis of 85 percent of medical diagnoses and treatment decisions. Austin Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program prepares you for a career in this exciting field with expert classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and real-world experience in clinical rotations at local laboratories and hospitals. Upon completion students will be ready to take the national certification exam and enter this well-paying profession.

Career Information

Medical lab technicians prepare reagents and solutions for samples, examine cells, analyze data, create reports, and chart information based on the analysis of fluid and tissue samples collected from patients. Growing demand for medical tests and improved technological capabilities drive strong job growth in medical laboratory fields.

Employment Opportunities

Medical laboratory technicians work in settings such as hospitals, diagnostic labs, physicians’ offices, outpatient clinics, and universities.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
25.6 Hourly Wage 859 Currently Employed
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
859 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.99 % over the next four years.
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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Medical Laboratory Technology


Certificate Level 3

Molecular Diagnostics Enhanced Skills Cert Medical Lab Tech


Institutional Certificate

Phlebotomy Technician
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Program Accreditations

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 847-939-3597, www.naacls.org.

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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