School of Medical Technology
Specialized Training for Medical Technologists
Lexington Medical Center’s School of Medical Technology was founded to provide superior education to future medical technologists. 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 technologists do?
Medical technologists (also called 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, state-of-the-art instruments, and computers.
In clinical settings, medical technologists 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 medical technology are available in hospital laboratories, forensic laboratories, reference laboratories, molecular diagnostics, veterinary offices, physician offices, management, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics industry, medical sales, and educational or research institutions.
Is it hard to find a job?
Medical technologists are in extremely high demand, according to the American Society for Clinical Pathology. While a shortage exists in all medical laboratory careers, medical technologists have one of the highest vacancy rates of all lab careers with continued growth expected in the field.
The Lexington Medical Center School of Medical Technology is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).