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A Career in Laboratory Medicine

Career Description

Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) generally work in hospital and private laboratories (clinical or research) or physician office labs. At career entry, the MLT will be able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, immunology and coagulation. In addition, to possessing the basic laboratory skills required for entry-level positions in these areas, they also qualify for additional education and training in other emerging laboratory fields, such as molecular diagnostics. The responsibilities of the MLT include... 

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Certification and/or Licensure Credentials

Certification and/or licensure credentialing of medical laboratory technicians is required for employment in most states and by some individual employers...