Alaska Medical Laboratory Technician Training Program
Education for Medical Technicians in Alaska
A high school diploma is the start for a medical laboratory technician and the requisite for admission to any post secondary program to be a clinical laboratory technician. Generally, secondary education courses in biology, chemistry, math and computer science would help prepare you for a medical technician career. An associate degree from an accredited technical or vocational school or from a college or university is the second requirement to becoming a medical lab technician.
Alaska medical technician training programs accredited by either the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (www.caahep.org), the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (www.abhes.org) or the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (www.naacls.org) will train you as a medical technician. Look for a program that offers courses in medical terminology, basic laboratory solutions, and blood collection techniques. If you wish to specialize you'd also want courses in hematology, microbiology, serology, and blood banking. Make sure there is classroom as well as clinical training.