Why Choose This Program

Why Choose Medical Technology ProgramOur program has a 100% employment rate for the past several years.

A career in Medical Laboratory Science offers individuals substantial opportunities in a growing field. This career choice offers a high-tech workplace with job satisfaction and security, good benefits, versatility in the job market and competitive salaries. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average starting salary is $48,780 - $59,800. Med tech graduates also have the opportunity for post graduate education to build on their knowledge and expand their careers.

Additionally, roles are emerging for medical technologists in the fields of:

  •   DNA biotechnology
  •   Immunology
  •   In-vitro fertilization technology
  •   Forensic (CSI) Sciences
  •   Virology
  •   Reproductive endocrinology
  •   Molecular biology

Graduates from this program enjoy a wide variety of venues for professional opportunities including:

  •   Health care laboratories
  •   Red Cross laboratories
  •   Research and development labs
  •   Pharmaceutical laboratories
  •   Pharmaceutical sales
  •   Physician office laboratories
  •   Veterinary medicine laboratories
  •   Forensic science laboratories
  •   Biotechnology labs
  •   Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  •   National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  •   Post graduate research and education

Post graduate opportunities abound for those interested in pursuing additional training. Some opportunities include:

  •   Biological sciences
  •   Immunology, molecular biology and microbiology
  •   Clinical sciences
  •   Forensic sciences
  •   Business administration
  •   Medicine and dentistry
  •   Physician assistant/Pathologist assistant

Laboratory Careers for Biology Majors

Clinical Laboratory Sciences is an excellent career choice for Biology Majors who are looking for an exciting career that is both academically stimulating and socially rewarding. This option will enable biology graduates to enter the workforce without having to seek an advanced degree in the biology field. Students only 22 need to meet the admissions requirements and complete the professional one-year internship at Robert Packer Hospital. Students interested in this option should apply to the program at the beginning of their senior year.