What do Medical Technologists do?
Medical Technologists analyze body fluids, tissues and other substances, use microscopes, cultures, complex laboratory equipment, and evaluate test results. They work in clean, well-lit hospital settings, research labs, clinics, or physician's offices. It is not unusual to have rotating shifts or to be on call. Infectious specimens may require the use of protective gloves and goggles.
- The average annual salary for a Medical Technologist is 45,690.
- Pennsylvania has 230 job openings each year in Medical Technology.
Is This a Career for me?
Medical Technologists need good analytical skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Much of the testing today is automated and good computer skills are also important. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are a must.
"Promise of Success" - Graduates of Allied Health programs at Keystone College have been accepted into bachelor degree programs at Florida Gulf Coast University, Keiser University, Marywood University, Milikan University, Misericordia University, Penn State University, Robert Marris University, SUNY Upstate Medical, Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Scranton, and William Patterson.
Keystone graduates of the Allied Health Program have been hired by Allied Services, CMC Hopsital, Gentex, Moses Taylor Hospital, St. Joseph's Center, and Tyler Memorial Hospital.
Internships and Field Experience
A cooperative education experience is required in this major. The student will be assisted through their academic advisor and/or the Career Development Center to secure this experience.
Internship and Experiential Learning Opportunities – Allied Services, Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Children’s Center for Therapy and Learning, Community Medical Center, Health Services Dept. of Keystone College, Lancaster General Medical Services at Willow Lakes, Marian Community Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Moses Taylor Hospital, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Center, Tyler Memorial Hospital, Viewmont Medical Services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, therapy clinics, rehabilitation clinics, science labs, veterinary clinics, and doctor’s offices.