McLeod School of Medical Technology Description of Profession

Welcome to the medical technology profession where analysis is the key.

A highly-skilled team of laboratory health professionals work together to:

  • Determine the presence, extent or absence of disease
  • Provide valuable data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment

The fact is: The practice of modern medicine will be almost impossible without today's clinical laboratory.

Characteristics of a Medical Technologist

These professionals

  • are problem solvers
  • like challenge and responsibility
  • are accurate and reliable
  • work well under pressure
  • communicate well
  • set high standards for themselves
  • are fascinated by science

Why Medical Technology?

Medical Technologists, also called clinical laboratory scientists or medical laboratory scientists, often select the profession because they enjoy biological sciences and want a career where they help to improve someone's health.

Medical Technologists ranks high in healthcare professions

  • very low unemployment
  • good job security

Where Does a Medical Technologist Work?

  • Hospital Laboratory
  • Reference Laboratory
  • Physician Office Laboratory
  • Fertility Clinic
  • Pharmaceutical Company
  • Research Laboratory