The field of medical technology or clinical laboratory science is the medical application of the basic sciences in laboratory medicine. This profession of medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is expecting a 13%.* Members of this profession are responsible for providing accurate, reliable laboratory tests to determine the presence, absence, extent or cause of disease. Medical technologists or clinical laboratory scientists use sophisticated chemical procedures, complex instruments, and microscopic observation to relay information to physicians for diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The UW-Platteville pre-medical technology program requires you to complete two to three years of study which will fulfill the requirements for admission to a professional program.
*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these projected growth rates are from 2016-2026.