List of Medical Technician Schools, Colleges and Universities

Medical technicians may specialize in areas such as emergency medical technology, surgical technology, radiology technology, dialysis technology and laboratory technology. Certificate as well as associate's degree programs are available for each of these medical technician fields.

How to Choose a Medical Technician School

Medical technicians collect blood and tissue samples, perform other medical testing and analyze the results for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. If a prospective student wants only to learn about fundamental emergency medical techniques and principles, such as cardiac arrest, emergency childbirth and bleeding, then a course of instruction resulting in an EMT-Basic or EMT-1 certificate may be appropriate. Those who wish to further their knowledge can choose to complete a state emergency medical technician training program to arrive at an EMT-Intermediate designation. These programs cover additional advanced topics such as intravenous fluids and airway devices, according to the National Registry of Emergency Technicians ( In contrast, aspiring paramedics are required to complete a 2-year training program at a state-approved community college. Completion of the paramedic training program leads to an associate's degree. Certificate programs are short in length and generally can be completed in nine months to a year. However, these programs provide students with only an overview of a medical technology specialty. Associate's degree programs take two years to complete and often include a clinical component. Internships may be offered with local hospitals and other healthcare agencies that have a relationship with a community college as well.

  • A prospective emergency medical technician student must first decide between the training levels.
  • Prospective students who wish to enter the fields of radiology technology, laboratory technology, dialysis technology and surgical technology have to consider the advantages and disadvantages of choosing between a certificate program and an associate's degree.
  • An aspiring medical technician should also consider the medical equipment and facilities a school offers.

Schools with Medical Lab Technician Programs

College/UniversityInstitution Type
Arizona State University4-year, Public
Arkansas State University4-year, Public
Arkansas Technical University4-year, Public
Armstrong State University4-year, Public
Auburn University4-year, Public
Austin Peay State University4-year, Public
Ball State University4-year, Public
Bemidji State University4-year, Public
Bowling Green State University4-year, Public
California State University-Dominguez Hills4-year, Public

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