Medical Technology


In recognizing the workforce demand for people highly trained in the field of medical technology, the MT program will transition from a baccalaureate program to a master program in 2015. Enrollment continues so students interested in MT as a career are encouraged to enroll now and transition upward with the program in this rising field.
The last undergraduate cohort will be accepted Fall 2014.  Admission beyond this point will be for the M.S. program only.

If you become a Medical Technologist, or Clinical Laboratory Scientist, you will begin a career that the U.S. News and World Report ranks among the top twenty "Best Healthcare Jobs."  You will become part of a highly skilled team of pathologists, scientists, technologists, technicions, and specialists. You will be one of those who dedicate their lives to the performance of a full array of complex testing.

You will learn how to work in the five major areas of laboratory medicine: microbiology, chemistry, hematology, molecular diagnostics, and transfusion medicine. You will be trained to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and to help determine the risk for the development of future disorders.

With an aging population and the expansion of scientific knowledge the role of the laboratory scientist is growing and expanding.

You should choose a career of the future. You should choose a career where exploration will never end. You should choose a career in Medical Technology.

For additional information you can email AskCDS@uab.edu.