Hydia Shank on MLT
Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)
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.
MLT Accreditation Information
(ASCP) Board of Certification Pass Rates
|# Students entering 2nd half of program||10||9||11||9||9||10||14||10||16|
|% Graduation Rate||70||78||100||89||100||100||79||70|
|# Students entering program||9||9||15||10||15||20||18||17||18|
|# Students entering final semester||7||7||11||9||10||13||14||10||16|
|% Students retained||78||78||73||90||67||65||78||59||89|
|External certification exam||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021||2022||2023|
|# Students taking exam||6||7||7||12||6||11||10||11||7|
|# Students passing exam||6||7||6||11||5||11||9||10|
|% Pass Rate||100||100||86||92||83||100||90||91||0|
|# Students employed in related field||6||7||7||10||7||9||9||9||11||5|
|# Students continuing education||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|% Graduates employed or continuing education||86||100||100||91||100||100||100||90||100||71|