When you think of a person who does medical testing you may not know that it really takes a whole team of professionals working across the globe to make improvements in your health. An important member of the team that works to detect, diagnose, and treat disease is the Medical Technologist. Medical technologists perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests. They also type and cross-match blood samples for transfusions. Technologists in small laboratories perform many types of tests, while those in larger laboratories generally specialize.
Certification is voluntary. To be certified as a medical laboratory technologist, individuals must have an associate degree from an accredited college that includes clinical education. In addition, they must pass on examination given by the board of registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCAMLP), and the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
- Auburn University at Montgomery – School of Sciences
- Tuskegee University
- University of Alabama at Birmingham – Department of Diagnostic & Therapeutic Sciences
- University of South Alabama – College of Allied Health Professions