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.
(ASCP) Board of Certification Pass Rates
|# Students entering 2nd half of program||18||13||11||11||10||9||11|
|% Graduation Rate||67||77||82||91||70||78||0|
|# Students entering program||20||16||19||14||9||9||15|
|# Students entering final semester||13||10||9||10||7||7|
|% Students retained||65||63||47||71||78||78||0|
|External certification exam||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|# Students taking exam||11||9||4||9||6||7||7|
|# Students passing exam||11||8||4||7||6||7||6|
|% Pass Rate||100||89||100||78||100||100||86|
|# Students employed in related field||12||9||9||10||6||7||7|
|# Students continuing education||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|% Graduates employed or continuing education||100||100||100||100||86||100||100|