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.

Accreditation Information

MLT Stats

MLT Stats-Pass Rate

(ASCP) Board of Certification Pass Rates

NATIONAL AVERAGE778077848574797877778282828579

# Students entering 2nd half of program18131111109119910147
# Graduates12109107711891011
% Graduation Rate67778291707810089100100790

# Students entering program2016191499151015201817
# Students entering final semester131091077119101314
% Students retained65634771787873906765780

External certification exam201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
# Students taking exam11949677126111011
# Students passing exam1184767611511910
% Pass Rate10089100781001008692831009091

# Graduates1299107771189910
# Students employed in related field129910677107999
# Students continuing education010000001000
% Graduates employed or continuing education100100100100861001009110010010090

MLT program stats

medical laboratory technology

To learn more:


Health Sciences Office

Steve Temesvary, Program Director of Medical Laboratory Technology
740.374.8716 ext. 1674

Schedule a time with a Student Success Coach

Continuing students:

New students:

Text 740.697.5652

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