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

Board of Registry Pass Rates

(ASCP) Board of Certification Pass Rates

YEAR200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
NATIONAL AVERAGE7780778485747978777782828285
WSCC10067788910087.51007810010086928310090

YEAR201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
# Students entering 2nd half of program181311111091199101410
# Graduates12109107711891010
% Graduation Rate67778291707810089100100710

YEAR201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
# Students entering program2016191499151015201818
# Students entering final semester131091077119101310
% Students retained65634771787873906765560

External certification exam201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
# Students taking exam11949677126111010
# Students passing exam118476761151198
% Pass Rate10089100781001008692831009080

YEAR2011201220132014201520162017201820192020202020212022
# Graduates129910777118991010
# Students employed in related field12991067710799910
# Students continuing education0100000010000
% Graduates employed or continuing education100100100100861001009110010010090100

MLT Statistics chart

medical laboratory technology

To learn more:

Admissions
740.568.1900
admissions@wscc.edu

Health Sciences Office
740.885.5648

Steve Temesvary, Program Director of Medical Laboratory Technology
740.374.8716 ext. 1674
stemesvary@wscc.edu

Schedule a time with a Student Success Coach

Continuing students: https://calendly.com/healthprograms-wscc/hlth1

New students: https://calendly.com/healthprograms-wscc/newhlth1

Text 740.697.5652
Email healthprograms@wscc.edu

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