Medical Laboratory Technology

Help reach accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions with Austin Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program. You’ll learn laboratory procedures, data analysis, report creation, and more. This program offers an associate degree, with the opportunity for advanced certification training in molecular diagnostics for those looking to skill up.

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100% license pass rate

100% job placement rate

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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.

Career & Salary Information

Diagnostic laboratory testing is now the basis for 85 percent of diagnoses and treatment decisions, making the field crucial. Graduates find careers in hospitals, minor emergency centers, doctors’ offices, clinics, and blood donor centers. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

    Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Medical Assistants

    Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Medical Laboratory Technology

Institutional Certificate

Phlebotomy Technician

Enhanced Skills Certificate

Molecular Diagnostics