This major is a program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data.
Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Major?
As a Clinical or Medical Laboratory Technician, it is your job to collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Job opportunities for clinical and medical laboratory technicians are very strong in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a seven percent (7%) growth 2019-2029.
Clinical and medical laboratory technician usually have an earned bachelor’s degree. Some states require licensing. An entry-level job for technicians usually requires a bachelor's degree in medical technology or life sciences.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
- American Society of Cytopathology
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Publications/Magazines in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Major