Pre-Medical Technology A.S. General Transfer
If you have the motivation, determination, and passion to become a Medical Laboratory Technologist and you're looking for the right place to engage in the preparatory studies that are required for admission to the B.S. program, Chattanooga State Community College is the right place to start pursuing your dream profession. The A.S degree Pre-Medical Technology Program at Chattanooga State is designed to cover the first two years of course work for students planning for a B.S. degree in Medical Technology. Students should check with an advisor for admission requirements at the B.S. degree granting institution to which they intend to transfer.
At the entry level, a Medical Technologist will be proficient in performing clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular and other emerging diagnostics.
With a medical technology degree there is a wide variety of career choices available in hospitals, independent laboratories, health facilities, clinics, and commercial industry for qualified medical laboratory technologist.
According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) wage survey published in the March 2011 issue of LabMedicine, the national average annual salaries for staff level medical laboratory technologist is $54,412 per year and $65,478 per year at the supervisory level. Please see http://labmed.ascpjournals.org/content/42/3/141.full.pdf for more details and the most recent salaries.