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