Medical Laboratory Technician

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Medical Laboratory Technician

Also offering the Associate of Science in Histotechnology program at the Orlando campus.

Program Overview

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician trains students to function effectively as a member of a medical laboratory team. Laboratory technicians are essential personnel who perform specialized tests on blood and body fluids, providing critical information that helps doctors identify, diagnose, and treat diseases. Graduates possess skills to perform laboratory tests in accordance with standardized laboratory practices in clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, clinical microbiology, immunohematology, and serology/immunology.

Program Objectives

The Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician degree program at Keiser University prepares students in the use of standardized laboratory procedures so they can:

  • Analyze blood samples for presence of specific substances
  • Identify cellular elements in blood and urine
  • Detect disease-causing microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
  • Determine blood type and prepare compatible blood for transfusions
  • Identify disease-specific antibodies

Externships with leading local health care centers and medical laboratories enable students to gain real-world, hands-on experience that can translate into greater knowledge. Medical Laboratory Technician graduates who wish to further expand their career opportunities may choose to continue their education in Keiser's online Bachelor of Science degree program in Medical Laboratory Science. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technician program may choose to work in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Independent clinical laboratories
  • Reference, Crime or Research laboratories
  • Health clinics
  • Blood banks
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical Practices

Contact Keiser University today to learn more about our Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician program!