The doctor is not only the option to make a career in the medical field. There are various options for serving and curing in the medical field.
Shine your Career in MLT – Medical Lab Technician with DPMI: In the era of Modern medical science, Clinical laboratory plays a vital role. In the present time, the doctor performs different kinds of test with the single patient just to know the actual disease so as to provide better treatment and cure to the patients. For knowing the results of the test performed by doctors as well as for better medicines, we need Clinical laboratories. Working in such laboratories, we need trained professionals and technicians and in medical terms, we call these professionals or technicians as Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT). The work of the medical laboratory technician is exciting, varied and vital to the quality of a patient’s healthcare. Medical lab technicians (also referred to as medical laboratory scientists/technologists or clinical laboratory science professionals) work behind the scenes as highly skilled scientists to perform tests that detect the absence or presence of disease. Results of the tests performed by these scientists are passed on to physicians so that they can treat patients and manage disease according to the findings. Its study involves Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Blood-banking. MLT specializes in research about the types of blood, its cells and other studies related to it.
Nature of Work
Medical Laboratory Technicians examine and analyze body fluids, tissues, blood typing, microorganisms, screening, chemical analyses, cell counts etc. of the human body. They play an important role in collecting the information needed for treating most pathology cases by sampling, testing, analyzing and reporting such investigations. MLT works upon the direction given by the doctors. They are also responsible for the maintenance of the equipment. Not only this, they also prepare the solution for testing the samples in the laboratory. They not only know about the medical science but also know about the safety and security measures of the laboratories. The main work of a lab technician is to carry out results from the samples present in the lab but they are not specialized in predicting the final result of the samples provided to them. The results of the samples are only predicted by either pathologists or lab technologists. During carrying out the result from the samples, MLT keeps those samples for future results and tests. This Profession generally includes lots of responsibilities and challenges. A person should have patience as well as the ability to be excelled in this field. He should be able to keep sample and data provided to him in a confidential state.
Focus on the course
For pursuing career in this field of medical sciences, one can opt for degree courses such as – certificate course, diploma course, bachelor, and master degree course consist of basic physiology, basic biochemistry and blood banking, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pathology, environment and biomedical waste management, medical laboratory technology and hospital administration.
Course and Eligibility
There are different courses in this field such as – Certificate in Medical Lab Technician (MLT), duration of the course is 6 months and eligibility is 10th pass from a recognized board or university. Diploma in Medical Lab Technology for this course the eligibility is 12th pass from a recognized board or university and the time duration of this course is 1 year and moreover, the applicant should have opted (PCB) physics, chemistry, biology or physics chemistry, maths in 12th. For B.sc in MLT, one has to do 10+2 with science stream and the duration of this course is 3 yrs. For M.sc in medical laboratory technologists (MLT) program one should have 10th pass diploma certificate after that 2yrs associate program is necessary. These courses are offered either by program community college, technical school, vocational school or universities.
DPMI Principal Dr. Aruna Singh says, Medical lab technicians need perfection as well as experience in their work. This type of work experience one can get during their work experience in laboratories. In most of the places one doesn’t need a proof letter but in some places, one needs to have a proof letter to work with technicians. One can work in medical laboratory, hospitals, pathologies etc. in fact these professionals are in very much demand in the blood banks.
The remuneration in the field of medical laboratory technology starts from the Rs. 6000 to Rs. 10,000 per month. The professionals working in the reputed hospitals can earn the salary from Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 20,000 as per their role and experience.
The medical lab technology is very challenging and lucrative field. The professionals, who do the self-practice through their own medical analysis lab, can earn the handsome amount. You can study at Delhi based Delhi Paramedical and Management Institute for the certificate and diploma course in medical lab technology.