ATLANTA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been said "It takes a village" to raise a child; but when it comes to diagnosing diseases and healthcare symptoms, "It takes a Medical Laboratory Technician." That's because Laboratory Professionals Get Results!
Responsible for accurately performing the laboratory tests that lead to high quality patient care, medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) might be called healthcare's "Detectives of Disease." They're the lead investigators who help create medical "battle plans" that physicians use for treating genetic abnormalities, parasites, malignancies and bacteria, among other symptoms.
Medical laboratory technicians hunt for clues to the absence, presence, extent and causes of disease so everyone can live fuller, healthier lives. They deserve to be celebrated.
A prominent healthcare education and continuing professional development provider, Medtech College is playing a leading role in recognizing these trained professionals during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 20-26.
Medtech College campuses that offer Medical Laboratory Technician degree programs are collaborating to recognize the many contributions medical laboratory professionals make throughout the country, as well as honor each campus' medical laboratory technician students and staff for their commitment to excelling in this important healthcare arena.
"Medical Lab Technicians continue to work as invaluable members of patient healthcare teams in every community Medtech College serves, as well as across the nation," says President and CEO John L. Hopkins. "To meet that ever-evolving demand, the Medical Lab Technician-Associate of Science Degree program will always be an important offering at our campuses. That is why we take a leading role in celebrating our MLT students and graduates for their accomplishments,"
A rewarding career, medical laboratory technician also offers strong growth potential. The occupation is ranked in the top 22 of U.S. News & World Report's "100 Best Jobs of 2014," and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, forecasts employment of medical laboratory technicians will grow 22 percent through 2022 – much faster than the average for all occupations. The BLS expects an increase in the aging population will lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures.
Opportunities for medical laboratory technicians also likely will continue expanding as healthcare technology advances and affordable healthcare becomes more readily available to residents, leading to increased need for health professionals.
A prominent healthcare education and continuing professional development brand, Medtech is a nationally accredited post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with the goal of advancing healthcare career training. Working hand-in-hand with students to provide an exceptional learning environment incorporating comprehensive classroom instruction and personalized hands-on experience, Medtech helps them create an extraordinary new future for themselves. Medtech also provides continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals who need professional re-certification, updated healthcare training or professional development to enhance their existing healthcare careers. Medtech won two Best in Biz Awards in 2013, was recognized as one of Achievers' 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in 2013 and 2012, named one of the nation's best places to work by Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™, and was honored in five categories of the 2012 American Business AwardsSM ("The Stevies").
Medtech prepares students for in-demand healthcare careers at campuses in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia, including the Radians College nursing campus in Washington, D.C. and National Medical Education & Training Center in Massachusetts. Program offerings vary by campus; certain Medtech campuses offer nursing training. Visit www.Medtech.edu to learn more about Medtech education opportunities.
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