Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Medical Technology

Medical Technology Students

Program Opportunities 

  • Major in Medical Technology 

 

Overview 

Study medical technology and you’ll perform an essential role in the health care field. Your skills will be in high demand, too, as the industry grows and health care networks expand. As a medical technologist you’ll perform essential laboratory testing critical to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Prepare and analyze body tissues, blood and fluids to help doctors accurately diagnose patients and solve medical mysteries. At Manchester, this is a 3+1 program, which means you’ll study in the classroom your first three years and perform hands-on clinical work in a hospital for a fourth year.  


The outlook is excellent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, clinical laboratory technologists with a bachelor's degree in medical technology earned a median salary of $52,330 in 2018, and the 10-year projections for this profession show a growth of 11 percent, much faster than average. 

 

A proven strength in the health sciences makes Manchester an excellent choice for future medical technologists. Students not only get the instruction they need in the classroom and lab, they get practical clinical experience in real world settings. And all Manchester students learn the problem solving and critical thinking skills that are the key to success in any career. 

 

Program Highlights 

  • Manchester graduates in this field consistently get two to three job offers prior to graduation, and 100 percent of graduates have jobs after graduation. 

  • Hands-on learning experiences and the development of critical thinking skills prepare students to compete and succeed. 

  • Graduates earn national accreditation upon graduation. 

  • Hospital clinical directors attest that Manchester students are well prepared and ready for the rigors of their clinical year. 

 

Successful Graduates 

  • Emily Brennan ’19 completed her clinical study at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, Ind., and was then hired on permanently as a clinical laboratory scientist. 

  • Kaylyn Rager ’18  is a clinical laboratory scientist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. 

  • Kaitlyn Schmidt Julian ’14 completed her clinical study at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and now works at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

  • Adelaide Kamagaju ’11 came to the United States from Uganda and found success as a medical laboratory scientist in Virginia.