Medical Technology

Louisiana Tech’s program in Medical Technology is designed for students preparing for careers as clinical specialists who design, perform, evaluate, and supervise biological, chemical, and other clinically related tests.

Educational programs in this major include three years of pre-professional work on the Tech campus; the senior year is a clinical internship completed in one of six Tech-affiliated, hospital-based clinical programs, and admission is competitive.

Graduates are eligible to sit for a nationally recognized credentialing examination in Medical Technology. Students are able to prepare for careers in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, industries, and educational institutions.

Our program has a 100 percent Board of Certification Pass Rate within one year of graduation and a 100 percent job placement within six months of graduation.


  • Lettie Pate Whitehead
  • Quota International of Ruston
  • Ruston Hospital Endowment
  • COLAcares Scholarship

There is a $150 fee per quarter during the student’s clinical internship year.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Technologist (Medical Laboratory Scientist) in hospital, clinical, research, and industry laboratories
  • Technical specialists in Hematology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry, or Microbiology