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Laboratory Career Pathway

Laboratory technicians play a crucial role in the healthcare system by ensuring the completion of laboratory tests that support the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

  • Phlebotomy Technicians¬†work directly with patients to collect blood samples in clinical settings and prepare those samples for laboratory testing.
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) work primarily behind the scenes by preparing samples, operating analyzers and manually conducting tests on bodily fluids.
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) performs complex diagnostics tests on patient samples by using advanced laboratory equipment to analyze samples and interpret the results to provide data to providers.

If you enjoy problem solving, details and science, the Laboratory pathway may be the right pathway for you.

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