Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program at Washington State, will train you in the behind-the-scenes laboratory of the healthcare industry. MLTs are a critical component of a functioning healthcare facility. Our graduates work under the supervision of physicians, lab managers or lab technologists to conduct lab tests on specimens. The work they do behind-the-scenes helps doctors detect diseases or illnesses and determine treatment options.

A shortage in the field has resulted in great employment opportunity for Med Lab Techs and Government statistics indicate an 18% increase in this occupation through 2024.

While MLTs commonly work in hospitals, this career path offers diverse job opportunities, not all of which require patient contact, including working in a hospital lab, clinic, doctor’s office or an industrial lab.

Accreditation Information

MLT Stats

(ASCP) Board of Certification Pass Rates

NATIONAL AVERAGE77807784857479787777

# Students entering 2nd half of program1813111110911
# Graduates121091077
% Graduation Rate6777829170780

# Students entering program201619149915
# Students entering final semester131091077
% Students retained6563477178780

External certification exam2011201220132014201520162017
# Students taking exam11949677
# Students passing exam11847676
% Pass Rate100891007810010086

# Graduates129910777
# Students employed in related field129910677
# Students continuing education0100000
% Graduates employed or continuing education10010010010086100100

To learn more:


Deadline Date: First come, first serve
MLT Application Packet

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