A Step by Step Guide to Medical Laboratory Technology As Career
A Step-by-Step Guide to Medical Laboratory Technology As Career Department of Medical Laboratory Technology |ITM Vocational University, Vadodara.
What is Medical Laboratory Technology?
If the paramedical or allied healthcare field attracts you and you would like to make your career saving lives and helping people, being a doctor is not your only choice. If you have been thinking, how else you can help patients without being a doctor, here is an awesome career opportunity.
Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) is a paramedical program that offers practical and theoretical knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various kinds of diseases and health related problems with the help of clinical laboratory tests.
Medical Laboratory professionals play an important role in the diagnosis of the diseases and providing the best care and treatment available for it.
Given the growing importance of healthcare services, career opportunities for medical laboratory technologists will certainly inflate faster than any other professions.
The recent Covid-19 pandemic has also enhanced the job opportunities in the healthcare sector.
EDUCATION REQUIRED TO BECOME A MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGIST:
B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology 3 Year Course
M.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology 2 Year Course
WHY MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY AT ITMVU?
6 months internship in both B.Sc. and M.Sc. Program
Outcome based Education based curriculum
Well furnished Labs with instrumental advancement
Project Based Learning through out the course
Hands on Experience
Expert Lecture by field veterans
Exposures to Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
Tie ups with Hospitals and Labs
Overseas Job Opportunities
SO WHAT DOES A MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS ACTUALLY DO?
Collect, store and preserve samples of blood and other bodily fluids
Perform analysis and examination on bodily fluids
Determine the chemicals in the Urine and check their levels
Match blood samples for effective transfusions
Test the blood for drug levels
Blood bank management
Lab equipment maintenance for cleaning and maintaining the equipment
The diagnostic tests performed on the samples help the doctors confirm their diagnosis and devise a treatment plan
Biomedical waste management
Quality control based on NABL regulations
Medical lab testing isn’t always about diagnosis too, it also calls for checking drug levels in the blood. This is done to judge the response of the patient to an administered medicine or a treatment plan.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGIST
A medical laboratory technologist can find a job at:Government or private hospitals
Clinics or nursing homes
Government and private medical colleges and universities
Blood Banks or Transfusion Center
In-Vitro Diagnostic Industry
SKILLS THAT A MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST REQUIRES:
The career of an MLT is demanding and requiresvarious tasks to be performed on a daily basis. Here are some skills that an MLT must have:
Communication skills to understand the patients and communicate effectively
Emotional strength to lend support and patient listening
Strength and stamina to move patients to collect the samples
Comfort with bodily fluids such as urine and blood for testing
No qualms in poking needles and the patience to deal with squealing patients
Eye for detail
Systematic approach and organization skills in order to store and segregate samples properly
Basic computer skills for maintaining records and preparing reports
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