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Medical Laboratory Technician Overview

 
Santa Monica College is not accepting new applications for the MLT program at this time.
 
 
Medical Laboratory Technicians are skilled individuals who are responsible for conducting laboratory tests accurately and efficiently in order to facilitate accurate diagnosis and high quality patient care.  MLTs work in a medical laboratory environment where they assist in the preparation and analysis of human blood, tissue, cells and other specimens. 
 
If you are interested in the field of medicine and detail work is easy for you, a career in Medical Laboratory Technology may be for you!
 

 Medical Lab technicians working

The Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students for the rigors of this exciting, high demand career working in Clinical Laboratories and Biotechnology as MLTs, Laboratory Assistants, and Research Technicians. The MLT program consists of didactic lectures, student laboratories and clinical rotations. Classes provide specific theoretical and laboratory experiences in Clinical Chemistry, Immunology/Serology, Microbiology, Hematology, Coagulation, Immunohematology, Specimen Processing/Receiving and Body Fluids.

For more information regarding the MLT program, you may call (310) 434-4788 or email Maria Semere at semere_maria@smc.edu.

  

State and National Job Outlook Trends

United States

Employment

Percent
Change

Job Openings

2008

2018

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians

155,600

180,700

+16%

5,460

California

Employment

Percent
Change

Job Openings

2006

2016

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians

10,500

12,300

+17%

340

 

National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey
State Data Source: California Occupational Wages

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