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.

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

YEAR20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NATIONAL AVERAGE7780778485747978777782828285
WSCC10067788910087.510078100100869283100
YEAR2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
# Students entering 2nd half of program18131111109119910
# Graduates1210910771189
% Graduation Rate677782917078100891000
YEAR2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
# Students entering program201619149915101520
# Students entering final semester13109107711910
% Students retained6563477178787390670
External certification exam2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
# Students taking exam1194967712611
# Students passing exam1184767611511
% Pass Rate1008910078100100869283100
YEAR2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
# Graduates1299107771189
# Students employed in related field1299106771078
# Students continuing education0100000010
% Graduates employed or continuing education100100100100861001009110089
MLT Program Statistics