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Medical Technologist School in Texas


A medical technologist can perform functions such as testing of body fluids and also work in the laboratory of a medical facility.  They can also work in hospitals.  Sometimes they can also be called a clinical laboratory scientist (or technologist), according to the Texas Department of State Health Services http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/hprc/pubhealth/Definitions.pdf.

The US Department of Labor Statistics states that to become a medical technologist, or clinical laboratory technologist, a person usually has to have at least a bachelor’s degree that is science-related to even qualify for an entry-level position.  Medical technologists can move up the ladder in their career by getting advanced degrees such as a master’s or doctoral degree if they want to become a director in their field. They will also have to have the appropriate amount of experience in the field.  In 2006, the US Department of Labor Statistics reported that the combination of both clinical laboratory technologists and technicians totaled approximately 319,000 positions.  This number has most likely grown since then as the field keeps on growing.

If a medical technologist wants to obtain certification, they can obtain it on a national level through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.  Contact information is as follows:

American Society for Clinical Pathology
(Headquarters)
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone:  (312) 541-4999
Fax:  (312) 541-4998
Website:  www.ascp.org

In Texas, medical technologist certification is granted through national certifying agencies, and not on a state level.

Texas-Specific Professional Associations

The Texas State Society of the American Medical Technologists is the Texas arm of the American Medical Technologists, which is a national society.  One can obtain national certification and continuing credits through this association.  There are also links to job opportunities for medical technologists through the website.  There are also state and national conventions.

 For the Texas State Society, see:
Website:  http://www.txssamt.org/

For the national group and contact information:
American Medical Technologists
10700 West Higgins
Suite 150
Rosemont, IL 60018
Telephone: (847) 823-5169 or (800) 275-1268
Fax: (847) 823-0458
Website:  www.amt1.com

The American Medical Technologists website mentions that the organization offers certification to medical technologists.  National certifications, though not required by the state of Texas, may help someone obtain employment by showing that they take their career seriously and enjoy learning.  Application fees are $125 but will increase to $130 after January 1, 2010.  If the applicant is an international application, the fee is $160 and will increase to $165 after the first of the year.  A practice test is available as a study tool for $25 as well as other study materials on the website for people wanting to get certified. 

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Technologists in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas 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 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital and Baylor Medical Centers.

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