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

MLT Board of Certification Pass Rates

(ASCP) Board of Certification Pass Rates

NATIONAL AVERAGE778077848574797877778282

# Students entering 2nd half of program18131111109119
# Graduates12109107711
% Graduation Rate6777829170781000

# Students entering program20161914991510
# Students entering final semester13109107711
% Students retained656347717878730

External certification exam20112012201320142015201620172018
# Students taking exam1194967712
# Students passing exam1184767611
% Pass Rate10089100781001008692

# Graduates12991077711
# Students employed in related field12991067710
# Students continuing education01000000
% Graduates employed or continuing education1001001001008610010091

MLT Program Statistics

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