Want to be a Part of the Health Care Industry? Become aMedical Laboratory TechnicianDo you like all things science? Were y...
• Phlebotomy and Specimen Procurement  • Hematology and Immunology  • Urinary System and Urine analysis  • Clinical Chemis...
• Medical Laboratory Technician   • Medical Laboratory Assistant   • Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician   • Biomedical ...
Internship is an important path that leads to a successful career in this field.You will be able to learn from senior tech...
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Want to be a Part of the Health Care Industry? Become a Medical Laboratory Technician

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A Medical Laboratory Technician is the person in the health care industry who administers and analyses the battery of tests that your doctor prescribes. They are mainly involved with sample collection, sample analysis and report preparation.

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Want to be a Part of the Health Care Industry? Become a Medical Laboratory Technician

  1. 1. Want to be a Part of the Health Care Industry? Become aMedical Laboratory TechnicianDo you like all things science? Were you the chemistry genius of your highschool? Did you want to be a scientist and work in a laboratory with allkinds of apparatus? Do you wish to be a part of the health care industry? Ifyou did say yes to any of the above, you could choose to become a medicallaboratory technician.Who is a Medical Laboratory Technician?A medical laboratory technician is someone without whom doctors wouldhave a hard time diagnosing patients. This is the person who administersand analyses the battery of tests that your doctor prescribes. It is anextremely important role and one correct analysis or one paltry mistakecan make or break a patient’s treatment.Of the many things these technicians are taught as a part of their training,the following are included in the curriculum of most trainingestablishments: • Medical Terminology • The Human Body and Pathology • Clinical Laboratory Science and Lab Mathematics
  2. 2. • Phlebotomy and Specimen Procurement • Hematology and Immunology • Urinary System and Urine analysis • Clinical Chemistry and Body Fluids • Heart Circulatory System, Respiration, ECG and Holter Monitor • Anatomical Pathology and Cytology • Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism • Nervous System, Special Senses and Endocrine Functions • Reproduction and Embryonic Development • Musculoskeletal System • Standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Level "C" • Career Services and Soft SkillsWhat positions can you expect to work at after completing a MedicalLaboratory Technician program?
  3. 3. • Medical Laboratory Technician • Medical Laboratory Assistant • Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician • Biomedical Laboratory Technician • Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technician • Medical Laboratory Research Technician • Hematology Laboratory Technician • Blood Transfusion Technician • Histopathology Laboratory Technician • Microbiology Laboratory TechnicianWhat are the qualifications you need to be a part of a Medical LaboratoryTechnician program?You must have a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification. Variousinstitutions will have different requirements and it is best to go throughindividual program details to see which one will suit you.As a medical laboratory technician some of the places at which you couldfind yourself working are Hospitals, Clinics, Blood Donor Centers, CollectionCenters, Rehab Centers, Public Health Laboratories, GovernmentLaboratories, Medical Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Bio-MedicalLaboratories, Universities, Teaching institutions or Training Laboratories,Insurance Companies, etc.
  4. 4. Internship is an important path that leads to a successful career in this field.You will be able to learn from senior technicians through observation andpractical analysis. You will learn how to collect and interpret data, domultiple analyses and maintain a high level of quality control. You need tobe quick on your feet, disciplined, thorough and most importantlydedicated. If you are willing to be all this you will not just have a job, but asatisfying career in the health care industry.

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