Medical Technologist Career in South Carolina

Those who want to pursue South Carolina medical technologist careers (sometimes known as a clinical laboratory scientists) can find a course of study in South Carolina at community and technical colleges, colleges and universities throughout the state.  Through these institutions students can earn an associate, bachelors or master’s degree.  In addition, there is also distance learning opportunities available. Typically, a medical technologist earns a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry physical or clinical laboratory science and completes clinical rotations.

For college students in their senior year or recent graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology or chemistry and a minimum GPA of 2.5, the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) offers the Laboratory Science Fast Track Program, which includes free tuition and training at hospitals in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) Health Careers Program, a cooperative effort of several South Carolina universities and teaching hospitals, began as one of the originally federally funded AHEC programs, is established to raise the number of South Carolina students who chose to enter professions in health care. The organization works to educate, recruit and retain health care providers and can provide information and resources to South Carolina’s prospective students.
South Carolina also has a health career education resources database with information about agencies and organizations that help minorities and under-served South Carolina residents who may be considering a medical career such as that of a medical technologist.

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            Health Information Management
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
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            A.S. - Healthcare Technology and Systems
            • Offers special tuition pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.
            • Works closely with an advisory board from the medical community to ensure that their curriculum, equipment and instruction are current.
            • Allows students to complete assignments on the go with its Blackboard Learn mobile app.
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            Virginia College , Charleston
            • Instructors are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields.
            • Ranked #3 in Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2014 by Military Times.
            • Presents the full tuition cost up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
            • Provides career services associates to help students review their resume, provide career counseling, help with job searches, and more.
            • Has 27 campus locations across the southern United States, plus offers online degree programs.
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            CERT Surgical Technology
            • Flexible scheduling options are available; day, afternoon, and evening classes are available Monday through Saturday and terms begin in October, January, April, and June.
            • Offers bachelor’s, associate’s, and certificate programs in legal studies, business administration, healthcare, nursing, accounting, and more.
            • Assists students with various academic and career advising services.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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            • Named a Best for Vets school by the Military Times in 2014.
            • Has specialized in student-centered technology, business, criminal justice, health science, and culinary education for over 45 years.
            • Makes it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or an associate’s in 1.5 years by providing a year-round schedule.
            • Offers externships and clinical experience that help students prepare for life after they graduate.
            • Has 10 campuses across the mid-Atlantic, plus online degree programs.
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