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Dr. Alicia Jones
Program Director, Medical Lab Technician Program

LDCC Monroe
ATC, Room 105


Applications Open for Fall 2025 Cohort

Start: Mar 1, 2025 12:00 AM End: Jun 1, 2025 11:55 PM

Multi-Day Event

What do Medical Lab Technicians do?

Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) play a crucial role in the healthcare system by performing various diagnostic tests to aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. 

Daily responsibilities include:

  • Sample Collection and Processing: MLTs collect and handle various types of biological samples, such as blood, urine, tissues, and body fluids. They ensure proper labeling and processing of specimens for analysis.
  • Conducting Laboratory Tests: MLTs perform a wide range of laboratory tests using specialized equipment and instruments. These tests may include blood chemistry analysis, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and other diagnostic procedures.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: After conducting tests, MLTs analyze the results and accurately record and report the findings. They may use laboratory information systems to manage and communicate test results to healthcare professionals.
  • Instrument Maintenance: MLTs are responsible for the proper maintenance and calibration of laboratory instruments and equipment to ensure their accuracy and functionality.
  • Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals: MLTs work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians and pathologists, to discuss test results, interpret findings, and contribute to the overall patient care process.

Earning Potential:

The base salary for certified medical lab assistants is between $43,000-$54,000 a year. *

*Based on numbers via (January 2024)

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