Are you interested in a career in the medical field but don't like the idea of spending the next ten or more years of your life studying to become a doctor and the prospect of being a nurse doesn't suit you either? Consider becoming a Medical Technologist.
Job Description: Medical Technologists perform laboratory tests to aid physicians in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Areas of the laboratory include: Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking, Microbiology, Urology, Serology, Coagulation and Special Chemistry.
Employment: Most medical technologists work in a hospital, clinic or reference laboratory. Some technologists work in industry, especially pharmaceutical companies. Finally, medical technologists have continued their education towards becoming a medical doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or further graduate studies.
Education: Medical Technologist (ASCP) is a four year baccalaureate degree and can be earned at the University of Kansas or at Wichita State University.
MLT (ASCP) is a two year associates degree and can be earned at Wichita Area Technical college or Seward County Community College.