medical laboratory technology

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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. We've added an Online Medical Laboratory Technology degree. Courses are offered 100% online. You can earn your degree from the comforts of your home without ever having to come to campus.

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.

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MLT Stats
MLT Statistics

(ASCP) Board of Certification Pass Rates

NATIONAL AVERAGE778077848574797877778282828579
# Students entering 2nd half of program1813111110911991014
# Graduates121091077118910
% Graduation Rate677782917078100891001000
# Students entering program20161914991510152018
# Students entering final semester1310910771191013
% Students retained656347717878739067650
External certification exam20112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
# Students taking exam119496771261110
# Students passing exam11847676115119
% Pass Rate100891007810010086928310090
# Graduates1299107771189910
# Students employed in related field129910677107999
# Students continuing education010000001000
% Graduates employed or continuing education100100100100861001009110010010090
MLT Statistics

medical laboratory technology

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Submission Dates: November 1, 2021 until the program is full or start of fall classes
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