The Field of Medical Technology : : About the Program …

Posted: February 19, 2019 at 5:44 pm

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The mission of the Clinical Laboratory Science program with Specializations in Histotechnology and MedicalLaboratory Sciences is to provide our graduates with skills that will allow them to apply scientificknowledge, while collaborating with others using verbal, written and technological skills inherentto health care. We provide them the tools to engage in professional practices that adhere to the conceptsof integrity, ethics, life-long learning and patient advocacy. This mission aligns with the goals ofthe College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University.

Medical technologists are medical professionals that work with physicians and other members of thehealthcare team,preparing specimens and analyzing blood and other body fluids to diagnose and detect disease. Technologistsalso develop and evaluate new test procedures, perform quality control, educate other laboratory professionalsand manage laboratories. Training includes the five major disciplines of blood banking, chemistry,hematology, immunology and microbiology. Medical technologists have limited patient contact.

Students wishing to enter this field must possess manual dexterity and be comfortable using computertechnology and operating complex machinery. The ability to work well under pressure is essential.

The granting of the degree or certificate must not be contingent upon the student passing any type ofexternal certification or licensure examination.

Excellent job opportunities and rapid growth are expected for this field.* Employment opportunitiesare slated to be mostly in hospitals and clinics, diagnostic laboratories and physicians offices.The field offers advancement into supervisory, administrative, educational and specialty positionswith experience and/or additional education.

*[Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov]

The BS in Clinical Biology/Medical Technology Specialization Program is fully accredited by the NationalAccrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Students graduating from the BS in Clinical Biology/Medical Technology Specialization Program are eligible to sit forthe American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) certifying exams.

The granting of a degree or certificate is not contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensure examination.

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