How to Become a Medical Technician in Michigan

Healthcare institutions make up over half of the list of the businesses expected to be Michigan’s largest employers for the years 2009-2016. Many people have embarked upon healthcare careers for their practicality, and the variety of positions available to suit almost any skill set and personality. A career as a medical technician is one of the many unique opportunities on the rise in the U.S. in general and in Michigan in particular. Medical technicians work in laboratory settings performing tests and analyses that help doctors diagnose and treat illness. Up until recently, this career has been only mildly popular, but with preventive medicine and diagnostic testing gaining the spotlight, there has been a renewed interest in laboratory work. There will also be many vacancies available in the field in the coming years, owed to the fact that the career hasn’t been as popular as it is now since the 1970’s. Statistically, the average medical technician is older than professionals in other healthcare fields, and is looking toward retirement. This fact combined with the new excitement generated by emerging science will open up the career of medical technician to fresh faces.

More reasons to consider this career:

  • It’s practical. Like most allied health careers, medical lab tech jobs will be on the increase, and someone with training in this field can usually find work wherever there are hospitals and clinics (just about anywhere!)
  • It’s a helping profession. The work that happens in a laboratory is essential to helping people recover from and manage illness, and to lead better lives.
  • It’s mentally stimulating. Are you fascinated by the complexities of the human body? Chemistry? Science? This career may suit your interests well.

How to Become A Medical Technician In Michigan

The first step to becoming a medical technician is to find the right school. There are a number of accredited Michigan medical technician schools; both online and campus based.  There are many options, so you should establish criteria on which to base your search.

The next step toward a medical technician career is to take and pass the national examination for certification, which is conducted by The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). The process involves applying for and sitting for the exam. There are application and scheduling paperwork that needs to be completed, and you’ll also need to pay a $185 fee. For more information about the exam, please contact the ASCP at 1-800-262-2727 or visit www.ascp.org. Upon receiving a passing score, you’ll be awarded a certificate. While certification isn’t mandatory, it is strongly suggested. Michigan does not currently offer state licensing for medical technicians, so it is up to the individual employer to choose candidates who the exhibit professionalism and competency worthy of a medical laboratory environment. The best way to show your credibility is to be certified.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Technicians in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor and Lansing, Michigan may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the William Beaumont Hospital, Traverse City State Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.

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