The employment opportunities for Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) students are fantastic!
I have recently been contacted by several recruiters in state (Marshfield, Mayo, Affinity and Aurora Healthcare Systems) and out of state that are searching for MLT candidates. I also attended the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists – Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference, where I heard more about the need for MLTs to fill vacancies in laboratories across the United States.
Guest speaker, Claudia Pitt Galligan, an alumni of our Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program, recently came back to Moraine Park Technical College to speak to some of our second-year students and share how much this program has meant to her. If you’re unaware, Medical laboratory technicians assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by performing tests on tissue, blood and other body fluids.
Here’s a look at how Claudia took a leap of faith to go back to school – even with a four-year degree already in hand – to make a better life for herself: