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Medical Technology

 

Do you enjoy peering into a microscope and analyzing what you see? Are you interested in the science behind the lab results? Edinboro’s Medical Technology degree might be ideal for you.

In this 3+1 program, you will spend three years in the classroom and one year in a clinical setting where you’ll get real-life experience in the field of medical technology.

The Jobs Outlook Is Good.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment of medical laboratory technologists will grow faster than other occupations between now and 2026. The reason? As Americans age, there will be a greater need to diagnose certain medical conditions such as diabetes and cancer through laboratory procedures.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

If you're on the Medical Technology 3+1 track, you will grow as a scientist and a thinker as you progress through a rigorous curriculum that's rich in biology, chemistry, human physiology and related coursework.

At the end of four years, you'll earn a bachelor's degree and be prepared for the national certification exams given by the Board of Registry of Medical Technology and the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. A passing grade on the certification exams will open the doors to a rewarding career.

Good to know: Edinboro's Medical Technology students have an 85% pass rate on first-time board certification exams.

Apply in Your Junior Year.

You can't officially apply to this selective program until early in your junior year, but your advisor can help you pick the courses that you'll need to complete in order to be eligible. The Medical Technology Committee will review your application and determine if you have what it takes to join us.

To be accepted, you must have the following:

  • Overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Required biology and supporting course grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Minimum grade of C in each required biology and supporting course
  • Advisor's recommendation
  • Written statement of career goals

What to Expect During Your Clinical Year.

Bring all your academic knowledge and prepare to learn more every day as you work in a hospital lab under the supervision of experienced medical technologists.

They will teach you the latest chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic and immunologic lab procedures, as well as the role of the medical technologist in the health care system.

Be at the top of your game! You will receive a grade for your performance and might even make connections that lead to a job offer after graduation. Recent graduates are employed by quality institutions such as:

  • Associated Clinical Laboratories, Meadville, PA
  • Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA
  • UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA

Your Future

As a medical technologist, you may perform various chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, immunologic and other medical laboratory procedures used by a physician for determining the presence and extent of disease. Approximately two-thirds of all medical technologists are employed in hospital laboratories. Others work in physicians’ offices, armed forces and government laboratories, and pharmaceutical houses.

Recent graduates are employed by quality institutions such as:

  • Associated Clinical Laboratories, Meadville, PA
  • Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA
  • UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Nina Thumser
Department Chair
126C and 146 Cooper Hall
Email: nthumser@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2158

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