Career Opportunities

Across the nation, the Medical Laboratory Profession is seeing a staffing shortage which makes our career a very lucrative field to go into.

The majority of our students, upon completion of the program, sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology’s Board of Certification exam to become a nationally certified MLT and obtain salaries standard to the

Working in the laboratory field, there are a variety of career opportunities which require different levels of education and training. Upon successful completion of our AAS in MLT degree, as a medical laboratory professional, you may expect to work in any of the following settings:

Doctor’s offices
Blood donation centers and blood banks
Governmental and non-governmental regulatory agencies
State and federal public health laboratories
Research laboratories
Pharmaceutical or health care equipment sales
Laboratory/health care equipment technical support

Please visit ASCLS and Laboratory Science Careers to learn more about career opportunities.

Job skills in someone who is a good fit for the medical laboratory profession:

Enjoys problem solving
Can accomplish tasks quickly while maintaining precision and accuracy
Strong ability to multitask and stay organized
Aptitude for science and math
Excellent attention to detail and manual dexterity
Ability to follow directions and procedures closely
Is a team player and enjoys helping others


1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager