Medical Technology Bachelor's Degree Overview
Medical technology is a rapidly growing health-care field that tries to find the medical data that physicians need to diagnose illnesses correctly and treat patients appropriately. Medical technologists conduct medical tests and procedures in hematology, serology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, blood banking, urinalysis and other related areas. They are responsible for precise and dependable results.
UT's medical technology program combines biology, chemistry, physics and math courses that prepare students for certification as medical technologists. They complete a three- or four-year program of study and then an internship for one year. This real-world experience in a hospital gives students invaluable hands-on training in laboratory diagnostic procedures. Students may choose to complete this internship through a hospital in Toledo or in virtually any state in the nation.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Highlights
- Low faculty-to-student ratio - Most of our students work one-on-one with faculty members, which can lead to great recommendation letters for jobs or graduate school.
- Masters and Ph.D. programs in every major - Our college offers strong graduate programs, if students want to continue their education. The presence of graduate degrees in each major also boosts the prestige of the undergraduate programs.
- Longest-running exchange program - Students have the chance to spend a semester or year at the University of Salford in England, while those students come to UT and enrich our programs with an international perspective.
- Top-notch labs, spaces and equipment - We have some of the premier science facilities on campus — greenhouses, wet and dry labs, an arboretum, the Lake Erie Center on the banks of the lake and the Ritter Planetarium, which was fully renovated in 2011 - just to name a few.
- More chances for undergraduate research - We help students get into the lab and start researching with faculty members as undergraduates, whereas some schools don't offer this until graduate school.
About two-thirds of all medical technologists are employed in public or private hospital laboratories. Other options include working in the military services, city, state and federal health agencies, industrial medical laboratories, veterinary clinics and pharmaceutical houses. Medical technologists also work as quality assurance officers in industry, medically related sales positions and clinical instructors in service labs.
Medical Technology Bachelor's Degree Curriculum