Medical Technology Bachelor's Degree Overview
No doctor can make a definitive medical diagnosis without lab tests and accurate results.
That’s where medical technologists come in.
Medical technologists conduct medical tests and procedures in hematology, clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, microbiology, parasitology, blood banking, urinalysis and other areas. They deliver precise, reliable results to physicians to ensure correct diagnoses and appropriate treatments.
The University of Toledo’s accredited medical technology program combines biology, chemistry, physics and math courses. It prepares students for certification as medical technologists.
Undergraduates complete three years of basic science and pre-clinical course work. They apply in the fall of their junior years to the clinical portion of the program. Acceptance into the clinical year is competitive.
Accepted students are guaranteed a clinical externship during their fourth years.
This real-world experience in a hospital gives students invaluable, hands-on training in laboratory diagnostic procedures.
Medical Technology Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Personal attention. Our program is small. Undergrads get individual attention in classes and labs, especially during their fourth years.
- 100% job placement. UToledo medical technology grads enter high-paying careers straight out of UT.
- State-of-the-art, on-campus lab. Medical technology majors train on specialized equipment.
- Externships. UToledo students work with med techs in ProMedica (a health-care system in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan), the University of Toledo Medical Center and affiliated clinical laboratories.
- Fully accredited program through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
- Practicing faculty. During their clinical years, students learn from working, medical scientists with years of clinical experience.
UToledo’s medical technology program has a proven success record:
- 100% externship placement
- 100% completion rate for 22-week externship
- 100% completion of four-year program
- 100% job placement in clinical lab positions
Annual starting salaries for UT medical technology graduates average $52,000.
Most medical laboratory scientists/medical technologists are employed in hospital laboratories. Others are employed by:
- Physicians’ private labs and clinics
- U.S. Armed Forces
- City, state and federal health agencies
- Industrial medical labs
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Public and private research programs dedicated to the study of specific diseases
- Faculty of accredited med tech programs
While many graduates are employed in the clinical laboratory setting, career options are abundant in all areas of health care. Medical technologists specialize in:
- Biomedical research and development
- Assisted reproductive technology labs
- Organ transplantation
- Genetic testing
- Infection control
- Health information management
- Forensic testing
Medical Technology Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
UToledo’s medical technology degree program prepares you for certification as a medical laboratory scientist (medical technologist). You will complete three years of course work and one year of clinical classes. Your final year includes a 22-week clinical externship at The University of Toledo Medical Center laboratory, ProMedica hospital laboratories or other, affiliated clinical laboratories.
Students are eligible to take the certification examination after successful completion of their externships.
Medical Technology Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Flow Cytometry
- Biochemical Pathology
- Infectious Disease Pathology