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How to Become a Medical Technician in Nebraska

Steps to Becoming a Medical Tech in Nebraska

Follow these steps to work as a medical technician in Nebraska.

Step one- Enroll in and complete an Associate Degree program from an approved program offered by one of Nebraska’s medical technician schools.

Step two
- Once you have completed your educational requirements, you will then need to pass a certified board exam in order to gain the highest advantage with employers including a better salary.

There are two possibilities for MLT certification:

  1. American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (ASCP)
  2. American Medical Technologists (AMT)

The American National Standards institute (ANSI) accredits the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP). American Medical Technologists (AMT) is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Each organization will grant you a certification once they have determined you have met all of the educational requirements along with passing the Board exam and paying your fees.

Step three
- Submit your exam application along with required documentation and fees for your Board exam.

Step four
- You will receive an admissions letter from a professional testing center allowing you to schedule your exam at a location nearest you.

Step five
- Schedule your Board exam.

Step six
- Take the exam and wait for approximately ten business days to get your test score (you will receive a preliminary and unofficial score upon leaving the exam site).

Step seven
- Within four to six weeks you should receive your certification, which will be good for three years. After the three-year period, you will be required to take continuing education units for both the ASCP and the AMT.

State Licensing-
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, no state license is required for an MLT.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Technicians in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue and Grand Island, Nebraska 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 Bryan LGH Medical Center, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, Alegent Healthcare and Blue Cross of Nebraska.
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