School of Medical Technology
Specialized Training for Medical Laboratory Scientists
Lexington Medical Center’s School of Medical Technology was founded to provide superior education to future medical laboratory scientists. The program integrates theoretical concepts with clinical experiences in a comprehensive curriculum developed to meet the highest standards. Students learn critical skills, attain knowledge, and utilize technology that, together, enhance their professional role and leadership position.
What do Medical Laboratory Scientists do?
Medical Laboratory Scientists work in laboratories and perform a wide range of tests that play a critical role in the detection and treatment of diseases and disorders. Laboratory tests can be simple or quite complex, and often require the use of powerful microscopes and state-of-the-art instruments.
In clinical settings, medical laboratory scientists perform and supervise the performance of analytical testing of blood, body fluids, and other types of biological specimens. They also can test for the presence of bacteria, fungi or parasites, or prepare units of blood for transfusion.
Where do they work?
Careers in clinical laboratory science are available in hospital laboratories, public health laboratories, forensic laboratories, reference laboratories, molecular diagnostics, veterinary offices, physician offices, management, pharmaceutical industry, medical sales, and educational or research institutions.
Is it hard to find a job?
Medical laboratory scientists are in extremely high demand, according to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
The Lexington Medical Center School of Medical Technology is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) since 2003.
5600 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018