What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?
Medical Laboratory Technician are health professionals skilled in both the theory and practice of clinical laboratory procedures that provide data physicians use to determine the absence, presence, extent, and cause of disease. Medical Laboratory Technicians must be accurate, dedicated, skilled and self-motivated.
The Medical Laboratory Technician coursework is delivered through traditional classroom lecture or distance learning with scheduled on-campus laboratories and clinical experiences.
The distance learning program is set up utilizing three sources:
- A local college for general education courses required for graduation
- Madisonville Community College for the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) coursework
- An approved local clinical affiliate for the final year of clinical training
What are my career options?
Medical Laboratory Technicians are employed by hospitals, clinics, doctor s offices, research facilities, public health centers, veterinary offices, clinics, colleges, industry and the Armed Forces. Salaries throughout the United States range from $30,160 to $36,400.
|Medical Laboratory Technician Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker||$29,500|
|Physician's Office Laboratory||$29,500|
|Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant||$40,300|
|Medical Laboratory Technician||$40,300|
What are my degree, diploma, and cretificate options?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Certified Medical Technician
- Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker
- Physician s Office Laboratory
- (List of MLT Phlebotomy Certificates)
|Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker: 4 - 5 Total credit hours|
|Advanced Phlebotomy: 6 - 8 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Physician's Office Laboratory: 8 - 9 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant: 34 - 43 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Medical Laboratory Technician- Pathway 1: 64 - 68 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Medical Laboratory Technician- Pathway 2: 64 - 68 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
MLT is a selective admission program. In addition to MCC s general admission requirements, candidates must complete the MLT Program Application for Admission and also attend a MLT preadmission conference.
Length of Program
This program is 2 years in length. Upon graduation from the MLT program, you can increase your employment opportunities by transferring to a university and applying your credits toward a bachelor s degree in medical technology, environmental science, forensic medicine, genetics, biology, chemistry, microbiology or pre-med. Vast opportunities are available to you in this area of study.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.