Diploma in Medical Lab Technician

Eligibility: 12th Pass (Science) with Minimum 50% Marks

Duration: 2 years full-time programme

Description:

Medical Laboratory Technicians do routine laboratory testing manually according to instructions. They work under Technologists or supervisors. Technicians may prepare specimens and operate machines that automatically analyze samples. In addition to running tests, technicians set up and maintain laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, microscopes etc. and prepare standard solutions for use in the laboratories. Much of the excitement in this field surrounds the problem-solving and diagnosis of medical illnesses.

Prospects:

A technician can become a technologist through further education and work experience. Technologists can advance to supervisory or management positions in labs and hospitals. They can also work as Laboratory manager/Consultant/supervisor, health care Administrator, laboratory information system Analyst/Consultant, educational consultant / coordinator/ director, health and safety officer etc.  Medical Laboratory Technicians can also run private pathology laboratories. Teaching in medical colleges and institutions is also a very good option for them.  A further specialization could open opportunities for the technicians to work in research, forensic, and industrial laboratories.

Certification:

In affiliation with State Universities/Paramedical Board

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