Medical Technician Classes in Wisconsin
First you need to secure an associate’s degree from an accredited Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program. This program consists of 72 credits spread over 4 semesters. Some employers prefer that you be certified. Certifications accepted in Wisconsin are conducted on a national scale. The national certifications accepted in Wisconsin are those offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) (note, the AMT offers certification for medical technicians despite the organization’s name) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). If you have both the education and certification under your belt, you are well ahead of the curve of medical technicians working in Wisconsin.
Steps to Become a Medical Technician in Wisconsin
- Complete high school or receive an equivalent GED degree.
- Successfully complete an associate’s degree through one of the accredited online or campus based Wisconsin Medical Technician schools.
- (Optional but recommended) Pursue and receive national certification from the AMT or ASCP.
- Secure employment.
- Once you have the education, certification and job, you definitely have become a medical technician.