School of Medical Technology
The School of Medical Technology seeks to provide superior education to future medical technologists by integrating theoretical concepts with clinical experiences. The program is committed to prepare the student with the skills, knowledge, and technology that are required to fulfill professional roles and leadership positions.
About the Program
Program curricula develops the student’s communication skills and analytical reasoning. Our program provides students with the skills, knowledge and technology required to fulfill professional roles and leadership positions, developing critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, as well as analytical reasoning.
Theoretical Concepts & Clinical Experiences
The school integrates theoretical concepts with clinical experiences in a comprehensive curriculum that meets the highest standards. Extensive resources for professional success are provided.
What do Medical Technologists do?
Medical Technologists (also called Medical Laboratory Scientists) work in laboratories performing a wide range of tests that play an important role in the detection and treatment of diseases and disorders. These laboratory tests can be simple or complex, often requiring the use of microscopes, state-of-the-art instruments and computers.
In a clinical setting, medical technologists perform and/or supervise the performance of analytical testing of blood, body fluids, and other types of biological specimens. They may test for the presence of bacteria, fungi or parasites, or prepare units of blood for transfusion.
Where does a Medical Technologist work?
Typical areas in the clinical hospital setting are Hematology, Chemistry, Immunology, Blood Bank, and Microbiology. Using technical skills and knowledge of disease states, medical technologists are an integral part of patient diagnosis and treatment.
Medical Technology Careers
Careers in medical technology are found in hospital laboratories, forensic laboratories, reference laboratories, molecular diagnostics, veterinary offices, doctor’s offices, management, industry, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, medical sales, and educational and research institutions.
Medical Technologists Are in High Demand
Medical technologists are in extremely high demand, according to the ASCP. While there is a shortage in all medical laboratory careers, medical technologists have the highest vacancy rate of all lab careers, at 10.4 percent, with continued growth in the field anticipated through 2016. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2008-09 Edition, Health Care.
The Lexington Medical Center School of Medical Technology is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).