Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Technicians perform medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Associate in Science

The Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares you to become a skilled Medical Technician. If you have an investigative mind and an interest in science and healthcare, you will enjoy clinical laboratory science. As a Medical Technician you will work collaboratively with physicians and medical laboratory scientists to perform a wide variety of complex medical lab tests that help to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. Upon completing the program, you will be ready and eligible to sit for the medical laboratory technology national board exams and will also be prepared to continue your education at the university level to earn a bachelor’s or higher degree.

This A.S. program is a combination of didactic and clinical education. It is selective admission and you must apply to be accepted to the program. Students are admitted to the technical portion once a year, starting in Fall 2021. General education requirements, however, can be taken at any time at any Northwest Florida State College campus.

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is currently seeking accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, and Licensure from the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Science.

Important Dates:

Application period opens for technical classes: April 18

Application period ends: July 31

Information Sessions:

Zoom – July 20, 12pm CST, email for zoom link

“Under the Lens” Open House Event:

July 27, 3-6pm

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Related Certificates

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Career Outlook*

Employment needs are growing must faster than average for clinical laboratory workers and are expected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028. Clinical laboratory technicians will be in demand to use and maintain equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment of growing serious medical conditions like cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other genetic conditions.

Typical salaries for the entry-level MLT begin at approximately $35,000 per year with the median annual wage for clinical laboratory technologists (Bachelor-level degree) and technicians (Associate-level degree) in our area being $49,200 in May 2018.

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*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.