How to Become a Medical Technologist

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Medical technologist using medical equipment to test blood.

A medical technologist, also known as a medical laboratory scientist, med tech or lab tech, usually works in the laboratory of a hospital or in an independent laboratory that services hospitals or medical offices. Although medical technologists perform their work behind the scenes and rarely come in contact with patients or physicians, their work plays a vital role in diagnosis and treatment of diseases and provides answers to life or death questions practically every day.

If you’ve ever considered pursuing a career as a medical technologist, it’s important to learn what the work is like and the steps you must take to get started in this field.

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