How to Become a Medical Technician in South Dakota
Steps to Becoming a Medical Tech in South Dakota
South Dakota happens to be one of the states that do not currently have any licensing requirements beyond those that need to be met at the national level. This means that Medical Technicians must be certified, but not licensed. Medical Technicians should be made aware that the medical field holds the position of Medical Technicians in great demand and as the amount of Medical Technicians grown and the technology they use becomes more refined, the requirements may change and become more detailed. This is why it is a good idea to keep up to date on current and future licensing requirements. Interested parties may do this by contacting the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners at the address listed below.
South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
101 N. Main Avenue, Suite 301
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
To meet the current requirements for being eligible to work as a Medical Technician in South Dakota, one must meet the national educational requirements before sitting for an exam for certification. Individuals should complete a Medical Technician program at the associate level that includes a practicum or clinical rotation. This program must be done through an accredited institution.
Once the educational requirements are met by completing an associate’s degree program through one of the online or campus based South Dakota medical technician schools, individuals can then request an application for examination through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. This application can be requested using the contact information found below.
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Board of Certification
33 West Monroe St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
1-800-267-2727 option 2, 2
Once the application is obtained, it must be filled out and returned, along with any requested pieces of verification and fees. Said verification may include transcripts and letters of recommendation. Upon acceptance of the application, the individual may sit for the exam. If the exam is passed with satisfactory scores, then the applicant becomes certified and may be employed as a Medical Technician in states that allow Medical Technicians to work under certification, such as South Dakota.
Information supplied by American Society for Clinical Pathologists, Indeed.com and South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Technicians in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen and Watertown, South Dakota 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 Sanford USD Medical Center, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Avera Saint Luke's Hospital and Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.