(Preparing for) Medical Technology
The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students entrance into a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Medical Technology. The primary focus of the AS-T degree is completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer to fulfill university requirements.
Medical Technology — What is it?
With high precision microscopes and analyzers, Medical Technologists use the scientific method in laboratories to conduct tests on blood, tissue and fluids of the human body. The test results are used by physicians and other medical professionals to detect, diagnose, monitor and treat disease.
Areas of study in Medical Technology:
Chemistry, Microbiology, Coagulation, Hematology, Immunology, Virology, Body Tissues and Fluids, Specimen Processing, Clinical Testing Methods and Interpretation, Information Systems Management, Safety and Regulations, and Professional Ethics.
Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology?
Medical Technologists develop highly scientific, critical thinking, problem solving, quality assurance and technical skills that can be applied to a number of professions in the health care field. In addition to performing medical tests, Medical Technologists manage departments, consult with other health care professionals, conduct research and teach in hospitals, colleges and universities.
Potential employers include:
Hospitals, Medial Centers, Medical Clinics, Private Laboratories, Public Health Agencies, Colleges and Universities. For more, please visit Career Counseling.
Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges in the U.S. with junior standing. However there is only one Medical Technology program in Washington State at the University of Washington.
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