MCCC Holds Info Session on a Career Expected to Grow 11 Percent Faster Than Average by 2030

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MCCC has a July 11 career-investigative session for those interested in working as medical laboratory technicians.
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The multifaceted healthcare industry has its high-profile professions: doctors, nurses, EMTs. But behind these obvious choices for a career are lesser-known — but just as vital — roles. Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is holding an upcoming exploration of a particularly compelling one: the medical laboratory technician (MLT).

MLTs use a combination of science, technology and healthcare skills to conduct tests for the proper diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this field is poised for growth; data predict that demand for these professionals will rise 11 percent faster than average through 2030.

Given that expectation, it is evident that the 1,350 present Montgomery County MLTs will need additional forces in the future of this line of work.

To provide details on this career — job opportunities, admissions requirements, lab experiences, required courses, and tour of MCCC’s MLT facilities — the college is holding an info session on July 11 at 2:00 p.m. The program is being held at the Blue Bell campus, Health Sciences Center, Room 2804.

For more information, email MLT Program Director Debra Eckman-Drabick.