Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Program Details
  • Program Credential

Diploma

  • Program Duration

31 Weeks

850 Hours

  • Program Status

Registration Open

Get Hands-on Training in Medical Laboratory Technician Procedures in a Medical Lab

Medical Lab Technician School for aspiring professionals

Physicians often rely on an inside look into the human body in order to make a clear, accurate diagnosis. As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you can provide the missing piece in the diagnosis process bringing clinical answers from the medical lab. Consequently, a Medical Laboratory Technician can play a vital role in the whole healthcare system.

Get Immersed in a Medical Lab Environment

As you gain the hands-on skills in your field of study needed for the collection and analysis of patient blood and specimen samples, from a medical laboratory technician program, you will become a trusted healthcare medical professional. You will gain the skills to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, match organs, and blood donors, in addition to performing routine laboratory procedures. You will also be prepared for MLPAO (formerly known as OSMT) certification exam.

  • Prepare yourself with hands-on medical training to play a vital role in the healthcare system as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Prepping patients and set up Holter monitors for longer cardiac studies as a laboratory technician
  • Equip yourself with a versatile, and in-demand skill set; Communication and interpersonal skills in a medical lab or office.
  • Learn how to collect patient specimen samples, set up ECGs to monitor heart rates in patients and perform the required analysis as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

Your Career

Medical laboratory technician

As part of your practical training as a Medical Laboratory Technician at Biztech College, you not only gain the practical skills needed to perform the job with the confidence, professionalism, and demeanor needed for close contact patient care. A lab technician can make the difference between a happy and an uncooperative patient. M

Medical Lab Technician job is apt for candidates who are looking for:

  • A drive to help others: With a job as an MLT you have an opportunity with every patient to make a difference in their lives. Not only are you providing medical testing you can also provide support and understanding to people in their time of need.
  • Work diversity: As an MLT each day will bring you new challenges and issues to solve. A Medical Laboratory Technician is trained in five disciplines creating a wide career path.
  • Job Satisfaction:Test results have an immediate impact on the care of critically ill patients. Making a real difference in patients’ lives contributes to high levels of job satisfaction among clinical laboratory technician.
  • Autonomy:A Medical Laboratory Technician generally works with little supervision and are responsible for most of their work without oversight. Still part of a healthcare team the role of the laboratory technicians allows for more freedom in their daily routine. You won’t just be sitting in a medical lab.
  • Career advancement:As technology develops new testing methods such as “point-of-care” options which are carried out at the patient’s bedside you’ll have the opportunity to grow and expand your abilities. New discoveries are happening constantly and this will serve to grow the role of the Medical Laboratory Technician in the future.
  • Like to travelCanadian certification in MLT is accepted in many countries. As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you’ll have the opportunity to travel and work aboard using your lab technician credentials.

Duties & Responsibilities:

By earning a BizTech College Medical Laboratory Technician diploma, you will thus be prepared to perform some or all of the following duties, upon graduation:

  • Collect blood, tissue as well other specimen sample for the purpose of providing analysis
  • Set up and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Perform medical research
  • Provide support not only for physicians but also for specialists
  • Supervise as well as instruct other laboratory technicians and assistants
  • Prepare vaccines and serums
  • Test raw materials for the purpose of providing analysis

As a BizTech College student you will enjoy a unique combination of classroom, lab and clinical placement training to build a solid medical lab technician career skills foundation. After successful completion of BizTech College’s Medical lab technician course you will have the skills to confidently perform a variety of medical laboratory tests and procedures, as well as the ability to provide physicians with the required documentation.

During the program you will come to understand medical lab safety procedures, equipment set-up as well as learning how to perform and interpret electrocardiograms (ECG).

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive Skill-set You will gain a versatile skill-set, in a variety of medical lab procedures.
  • Extensive hands-on training You will train in state-of the art labs as well as have the opportunity to work alongside qualified professionals in your clinical placement.
  • Versatile Career You will be able to pursue a variety of roles in a range medical lab settings.

The BizTech College Medical Laboratory Technician program will help you gain an in-depth knowledge. Moreover, you will gain a competitive skill-set in the following areas:

  • Medical terminology and human body organization
  • Clinical laboratory science
  • Phlebotomy together with hematology
  • ECG circulatory and respiratory system
  • Vital signs, First aid, and CPR
  • Medical microbiology
  • Urinary system and urinalysis
  • Anatomical pathology and cytology
  • Digestive system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Nervous system, special senses as well as endocrine
  • Reproductive system
  • Medical office administrative and clinical procedures

Clinical Placement

As a BizTech College student you are guaranteed hands-on, situational training, supervised by qualified medical lab professionals, in a real-world, clinical setting. Our partnerships with local clinics and hospitals provide you with the opportunity to work alongside highly qualified professionals in a fast-paced, urban setting.

Serving the purpose of a smooth transition into the workforce, a clinical placement is a critical part of your medical lab technician training. During your placement, you will have the opportunity to foster meaningful connections with potential employers, which can serve you well as you search for medical lab technician jobs upon graduation.

MLPAO Preparation

Reflecting the rules and regulations set out by the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO), the BizTech College Medical Laboratory Technician diploma curriculum, therefore, prepares you to take the certification exam upon graduation.

After successful completion of the MLPAO (formerly known as OSMT) exam, you will, therefore, be certified to work in a medical lab setting within Ontario.

Students looking to enroll in our Medical Laboratory Technician program must first meet the following requirements:

  • Ontario high school diploma or equivalent OR
  • Mature student status (18 years old and over)
  • Successful completion of the Wonderlic test
  • Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector screening checks
  • Immunization record as per the program requirement

Medical Laboratory Technician: Expanding Opportunities in the Medical Lab

BizTech College’s medical lab technician course will prepare you to meet the increasing demand on the healthcare system, which has subsequently caused 15,900 new medical lab technician jobs to open up across Canada through 2024.

The average starting salary of a Medical Laboratory Technician is $26,964 per year out of school with an average of $40,094 per year with experience. Full experienced and trained professionals can reach a median annual salary of $60,000 per year.

Many career paths for Medical Laboratory Technicians in today’s Laboratories

One of the exciting features of earning a Medical Laboratory Technician training credential is the variety of career paths you can pursue. Because of your versatile training, you may find employment in one of the following roles:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician/ Assistant
  • Biochemical Technician, Medical Laboratory
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical Research Technician
  • Cytology Technician
  • Hematology Technician, Medical Laboratory
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Cord Blood and DNA Testing
  • Medical laboratory technologist

For future scope and Medical Laboratory Technician jobs, and the median annual salary check: Jobbabnk.gc.ca