Medical Laboratory Technology Careers

Employment Opportunities

Medical lab technicians (MLTs) work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Blood centers and blood banks
  • Research labs
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Sales in the health care industry

Job Skills and Abilities

Skills that make a good medical technologist include:

  • aptitude for science
  • good analytical judgment
  • ability to work under pressure with precision and accuracy
  • close attention to detail
  • excellent computer skills
  • ability to follow written and verbal directions closely
  • good manual dexterity

Earning an associate degree as an MLT can serve as a stepping stone to earning a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or other allied health fields that require a bachelor’s degree.

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

According to CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, median salaries and projected job growth in the Dallas metropolitan area are:

Job Median Hourly Rate Median Annual Salary Projected Growth in Texas Through 2026
Medical lab technicians$24.45