What Can I do With a Degree in Medical Technology?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology

Related Major Skills

  • Assisting physicians during care, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Blood transfusion services- cross matching, identifying compatible blood
  • Drug testing
  • Manual and automated biochemical analysis of human specimens
  • Microscopy of blood, body fluids, and microorganisms
  • Modifying testing procedures
  • Organizing and supervising lab operations
  • Providing leadership
  • Quality control and quality assurance analysis
  • Recording and reporting test results
  • Set up and interpretation of microbiological cultures
  • Testing and evaluating samples
  • Using the latest technology and equipment

Related Career Titles (some may require additional education or training)

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Blood Banking Technologist
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Pathologist
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Hemotherapist
  • Histologist
  • Medical Equipment Sales Representative
  • Medical Laboratory Manager
  • Medical Librarian
  • Microbiologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Toxicologist 

Types of Employers

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Clinics
  • Department for Justice
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of State
  • Diagnostic Testing Companies
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Equipment Companies
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Peace Corps/VISTA US Armed Services
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Public Health Service
  • Research Foundations

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical Technology

Career Cornerstore Center

American Medical Technologists - Certification information

Explore Health Careers:  Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Technician

Clinical Laboratory Scientist-What do they do?

American Society for Clinical Pathology Career Center (ASCP)

Careers in Genetic Technology -What Are the Different Genetics Careers?

ASCP Career Description

WorldWideLearn-Careers in Med Lab

American Society for Microbiology-Careers in Microbiology

Professional Organizations

Biotechnology Industry Organization

Amercian Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

American Medical Technologists

American Society for Clinical Pathology

American Association of Clinical Chemistry

American Association of Blood Banks

Association of Genetic Technologists

Advanced Medical Technology