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Medical Tech

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Medical Technology?"

Why Major in Medical Technology?

The graduate with a Medical Technology Major, Bachelor of Science Degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems (managing information).
  • Use various laboratory techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety (technology).
  • Think logically within the scientific parameters of professional biologists (higher-order thinking).
  • Use the language and concepts of Biology to communicate effectively in oral and written form; to follow instructions precisely and to function in independent and collaborative settings (communicating and interacting).
  • Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrates an impact on society (valuing) .
  • Challenge the licensure exam of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (NAACLS) to become a certified Medical Technologist (ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) after completing a 12-month clinical rotation at an affiliated hospital.
  • Be eligible to apply for graduate/professional training in nearly all medical fields.

Related Career Titles

Blood Analyzer Histotechnologist
Clinical Laboratory Technician/Technologist Laboratory Manager
Cytogenetic Technologist Laboratory Technologist
Cytotechnician Medical Laboratory Technician/Technologist
Diagnostic Molecular Scientist Phlebotomist
Histologic Technician Tissue Technician
Dental Laboratory Technician Cardiovascular Technologist
Medical Appliance Technician Medical Records & Health Information Technologist

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Medical Health Jobs

Affiliated Organizations

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
American Association of Bioanalysts
American Society for Clinical Pathology
American Association of Blood Banks
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
American Society for Cytopathology
Clinical Laboratory Management Association
American Medical Technologists

Four-Year Academic Plan

Medical Technology Major, B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Amber Goreham
Career Development Coordinator