Why Medical Laboratory Technology?
The medical treatment starts only after the diagnosis of the disease and diagnose, doctors need various kinds of analysis through tests. On the basis of outcome of these tests, they treat and give advice for prevention. This is where the crucial role of Medical Laboratory Technology or Clinical laboratory science comes in picture. The Medical Laboratory Technicians are the ones who does the blood collection and perform the various diagnostic tests by analysing body fluids like blood, saliva and urine, tissues, microorganism screening, chemical analyses, cell counts of human body etc.
The Medical Laboratory Technicians also play an important role in collecting the information needed, sampling, testing, reporting and documentation of these investigations. They determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
Qualified medical lab technician needs to be extremely precise and disciplined in their work; they should be proficient in managing delicate laboratory equipment and responsive materials. According to the College Board, a medical lab technology job requires its practitioners to be logical and precise, with a curiosity in medicine, science and technology. In an increasingly computerized industry, medical lab technologists should be capable in using computers and digital equipment and comfortable with understanding new technologies.
Career as a Medical laboratory technician offers you the chance to have an important impact on enduring care, without actually interacting with patients. One can also work as a freelancer as well as a Phlebotomist and have great earnings.
With relevant skill, a candidate can find employment in a hospital, minor emergency centers, private laboratory, blood donor centers, Healthcare centre or clinics. You can aspire to become a technologist in due time and work experience.
Medical lab technicians can also find jobs in research facilities, crime laboratories, universities, pharmaceutical companies and military.
With their dedicated skills, lab technicians are constantly in demand in hospitals, specialty hospitals, laboratories etc. You could grow to become:
Laboratory information system Analyst/Consultant
Hospital Outreach coordination
Eligibility needed for diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) is 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board. Duration of the course is mainly 2 years. There are also other certificate courses in lab technicians which needs 10+2 as the eligibility.
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