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Medical Lab Technology

Medical technologist A lab worker in the US who has received at least 4 years of formal college or university education (e.g., a bachelor of science degree in medical technology) and training in various techniques in clinical pathology, haematology, microbiology, chemistry, blood banking, immunology, and other areas of the lab.A medical laboratory scientist (MLS) (also referred to as a clinical laboratory scientist or medical laboratory technologist) is a healthcare professional who performs chemical, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological diagnostic analyses on body fluids such as blood, urine, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid, as well as other specimens. Medical laboratory scientists work in clinical laboratories at hospitals, physician's offices, reference labs, biotechnology labs and non-clinical industrial labs.


The basic eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT) is 10+2  or equivalent with Science subjects Or Pre- University Vocational course from a recognized Board with laboratory Technology as Vocational subject . BMLT  is a 3 year programme.
Eligibility needed for Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)  is 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised University or Board.  Duration  of the course is 2 years. There are also other certificate courses in lab technicians which needs 10+2 as the eligibility. Courses are offered by colleges, universities as well as hospitals. The hospitals are usually affiliated with a college or university.
  • Clinical Chemistry Course
  • Bacteriology Course
  • Clinical Hematology Course
  • Medical Microbiology Course

Specializations :-

  • Cytotechnologist
  • Histotechnician / Histotechnologist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
Job Prospects :-
Clinical Laboratory Scientists can earn salaries from $20,000 to $70,000, depending on area of specialization. The area of Clinical Laboratory Science is growing faster than the average job. This is due to the aging population and developments in technology. Career prospects are favorable, especially for the Clinical Laboratory Scientists qualified with more than one area of specialization.