Medical Laboratory Technology


Medical laboratory technology is a program coordinated in such a way that this branch of medical science brings up huge potential for students in health care industry. Medical Laboratory Technicians are responsible for performing laboratory investigations related to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Medical Technologists are an integral part of the healthcare profession.

At GIHS, students opting B.Voc Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology learn to work with complex systems and perform highly technical, mechanical or diagnostic tests to detect the presence or absence of certain microorganisms in a patient's sample. They collect samples, study and perform tests on body fluids, teeth, chemical compounds, and other biological specimens.

Career Scope:

MLT professionals may work as technologists or technicians at medical laboratories. Medical Lab Technicians are in huge demand for biochemical laboratories. One may start off by working as technician but after gaining work experience, one may rise through the posts and even become lab manager. Students after completing B.VOC degree in Medical Laboratory technology can work as Lab technician, Lab technologist, Lab supervisor, Lab manager, Lab assistant, Instructor/Tutor, Lab analyst. Medical labs are where most of the MLT professionals get placed. Government hospitals, Private hospitals, Clinics and Nursing homes having medical labs also recruit medical technicians. Medical Lab Technicians also gets placed in Commercial medical labs and Pathological labs.