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FORTIS Medical Lab Technician Programs in Cookeville, TN

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With the FORTIS Medical Lab Technology programs in TN, you will learn to perform tests and laboratory procedures used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and examine and analyze body fluids, and cells.

A Medical Lab Technician performs tests and laboratory procedures used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. They may examine and analyze body fluids, and cells. They look for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test for drug levels in the blood that show how a patient is responding to treatment. The test results will enable Physicians to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. The Medical Lab Technician may use such lab equipment as microscopes, cell counters, and automated and computerized equipment capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously.

Employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow 14% between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations during the same period. The reason for this growth because of the volume of laboratory tests continues to increase with both population growth and the development of new types of tests.*Source-U.S. Department of Labor—December 2007.

Get Your Medical Lab Technology Associate Degree at FORTIS in Cookeville, TN

If you live in Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, Tennessee or Erie, Pennsylvania and are considering training for a career as a Medical Lab Technician then call FORTIS today or click here to request more information on our Medical Lab Technician programs in TN, or at any of our other campuses across the country.


2015 NAACLS Annual Report:

Three Year Average BOC Pass Rate Percentage: 67%

Three Year Average other Certification/Licensure Pass Rate Percentage: 74%

Three Year Average Graduation Rate Percentage: 85.7%

Three Year Average Placement Rate Percentage: 68%

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