Healthcare, Medical & Nursing - Medical Technician
If you want a career in the healthcare industry, enjoy highly controlled settings like laboratories, are well-organized and reliable, have a mind built for long periods of steady concentration, and enjoy working with people, a Medical Technician degree could be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Medical Technician students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years) before entering the industry. Licensure from the state where you will work via completion and passage of a state examination is also required. Optional certification programs are an option.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Medical Technician Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a Medical Technician degree include:
- Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Technician
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians was $53,120 in 2019. (1)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.