AMT versus ASCP Certification

Get new comments by email
You can cancel email alerts at anytime.
Comments (351 to 400 of 402)
Page:  « First « Previous   5  6  7  8  9  Next »   Last »

HCA Recruiter in Nashville, Tennessee

32 months ago

You can go apply. Go to www.ResearchMedicalCenter.com Kansas City, MO

• “Careers”
• “Find a Job”
• Type in 64132 in the postal code box.
• Choose “1 mile” as the radius.
• Check “Research Medical Center” as the facility.
• Click on “Search for Jobs”
• Change the “Sort By” to “Ascending”
• Choose the appropriate position.

Submit your application there, and upload a resume. Please reach out to me after you have done so. Asbury.BroadnaxIV@hcamidwest.com

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

JB

31 months ago

Wilfredo Cardona in Woodbridge, Virginia said: I have been looking so many sites on job opportunities and wonders me why some vacancy announcements choosing as a requirement ASCP over AMT. I don't why this big disparity. I have a BS degree in Biology and decided to take the AMT Certification so I am a Certified MT (AMT). Both certification required a degree and a test to be certified. I can even see some government announcements through USA Jobs that required a must be ASCP certified. Again, WHY?

Wilfredo Cardona, MT (AMT)

You cannot just take an ASCP or AMT registry without the proper laboratory experience (i.e. hematology, immunology, blood banking, chem, etc...). Furthermore, a lot of hospitals and clinics do not recognize the AMT registration so be sure that when you are looking for jobs. AMT certification is not as intense and prestigous as ASCP! The analogy is sort of like Physician to Chiropractor. I have been in Medical Technology field for 20 years and no one has ever recognized the AMT cert. Just some advice.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (5) / No (9) Reply - Report abuse

Hanna G. in Gainesville, Florida

31 months ago

MT lab in Lovington, New Mexico said: question...if we are currently working as an MLT in a lab and then got further certification (AMT or ASCP) is it EXPECTED that we get a pay raise? or is it at the discretion of our employers?

Yes you can take an ASCP and AMT exam so you could channel from MLT to MT. You have to read the guidelines of each bodies first so you know what route to choose. Also how many years of experience as an MLT you have and which sections of the lab. I know of AAB wherein you could challenge their exam even right after you graduate from school. I used to have a co-worker who is an MLT graduate that I adviced to do exactly that - challenge the exam and lo! and behold! he is a travelling Medical Technologist earning the same pay or maybe more than I do. He has less than 3 years of work experience as an MLT. What he got is boldness, believe in himself and a good search skills so he could get where he wanted to be. Visiting the ASCP, AMT, and AAB site will give you more encouraging answers than in this forums.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

Khushbu Gajjar in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

30 months ago

Hello
I have master of science in biotechnology (Medical)with 6 months project work.
I was wondering if this is all I need to qualify to appear for MT (ASCP) exam. How do I find out if I qualify for MT (ASCP)exam? Or
Do I need that 1 year internship in clinical lab sciences at an NAACLS or anything else?
Please help me.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Smanandhar in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

I have Clinical Laboratory Science review 4th edition a bottom line approach by Patsy(new) and Clinical Laboratory Science Review 3rd ed. by Robert Harr for sale.

If interested, email me at kathgal@gmail.com

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Clinical Intern in SE, Michigan

27 months ago

Cohemistry in Columbia, South Carolina said: If you read my post I personally do not want to work for the hositpals anymore too much time away from my family. Why do all this hard work and you work somewhere and make more money. That's what it is all about in the end.

What I know is that our state lab does work that most labs are not doing or where the hositpal labs can figure out the isolate they send it to us. So, if the ASCP techs can't figure it out they send it to a non-registry tech? So, in the end it doesn't matter. It always depends on where you want to work.

Like someone said before, there can make it strict but if you do not have people entering the med tech field, who cares. Let's not forget that most of our work force is 50 and up. If SC you can't get a B.S. in CLS you have to 1. go to the tech school and become a MLT, work then sit for your MT ASCP or 2. go get your B.S. then go to a hositpal and do their one year program.

Cohemistry, I do not even know if you still read this thread. However, I can tell you up in SE Michigan you cannot even get a job at a hospital without being MLS (ASCP) or MLT (ASCP).

If you are an MT (AAB) or MT (AMT) They will not even hire you.

You can't compare working at some research laboratory to a CLIA/CAP medical laboratory.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Clinical Intern in SE, Michigan

27 months ago

JB said: You cannot just take an ASCP or AMT registry without the proper laboratory experience (i.e. hematology, immunology, blood banking , chem, etc...). Furthermore, a lot of hospitals and clinics do not recognize the AMT registration so be sure that when you are looking for jobs. AMT certification is not as intense and prestigous as ASCP! The analogy is sort of like Physician to Chiropractor. I have been in Medical Technology field for 20 years and no one has ever recognized the AMT cert. Just some advice.

JB, This is actually not true...and this is why AMT is not accepted at a lot of hospitals.

You can become an MT (AMT) without doing a 1 year internship, and without having any lab experience.

CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Medical Technologist

1. Applicant shall be of good moral character.

2. Applicant shall meet one of the following eligibility routes:

ROUTE 1 (EDUCATION): Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree in medical technology from a program or institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency 1, 3, 4

ROUTE 2 (ALTERNATE EDUCATION): Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency (or international equivalent)4 AND have completed at least 35 semester hours of coursework across various subjects related to the clinical laboratory sciences, such as biological science, microbiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, etc., AND either

1. Complete an accredited medical technology training program following the earning of the baccalaureate degree referenced above, OR

2. Complete a minimum of one year of approved laboratory experience 2

....As you can see...Any Joker with a Bachelors in Science can become an MT (AMT)....This is why many hospitals wont accept it.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (3) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Fenil in Orlando, Florida

26 months ago

Khushbu Gajjar in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey said: Hello
I have master of science in biotechnology (Medical)with 6 months project work.
I was wondering if this is all I need to qualify to appear for MT (ASCP) exam. How do I find out if I qualify for MT (ASCP)exam? Or
Do I need that 1 year internship in clinical lab sciences at an NAACLS or anything else?
Please help me.

Hi Khushbu,

for ASCP yes you would need laboratory training programme but you can apply for AMT MT. with your degree you are eligible for AMT MT.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Tetyana in New Britain, Connecticut

24 months ago

JB said: You cannot just take an ASCP or AMT registry without the proper laboratory experience (i.e. hematology, immunology, blood banking , chem, etc...). Furthermore, a lot of hospitals and clinics do not recognize the AMT registration so be sure that when you are looking for jobs. AMT certification is not as intense and prestigous as ASCP! The analogy is sort of like Physician to Chiropractor. I have been in Medical Technology field for 20 years and no one has ever recognized the AMT cert. Just some advice.

Hello,
I have a BS degree in Cheistry, and 3+ years of chemistry experience. How do I get into CAP certified laboratory where I can get the general experience (hematology, immunology, blood banking, and chemistry... etc)? I really like helping people and it would suit my personality to work in the hospital, or medical lab.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

jasrand@bellsouth.net in Millington, Tennessee

24 months ago

DEE in Burlington, North Carolina said: ^^^^^
HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH YOU GUYS, I WAS ABLE TO TEST FROM DAY ONE
AND I HAVE BS BIOLOGY AS WELL, A MLT(ASCP) AND YEARS OF LAB EXP.
ITS WHAT YOU KNOW NOT WHAT SCHOOL YOU ATTENDED.

WHAT IF I GET 94% AND YOU GOT A 77% ON THE MT(ASCP)? GUESS YOU STILL THINK YOUR SMARTER THAN ME HUH, CAUSE YOU WENT THRU A MT PROGRAM? SO WHAT? GROW UP!

GET WITH THE TIMES, SOME OF YOU GUYS ARE SO OLD FASHIONED.
THAT'S WHY THE LAB IS LIGHT YEARS BEHIND THE OTHER ALLIED CAREERS. YOU LOVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT STUPID $HIT. IF YOU NEED MORE MONEY USE THE LAB AS A STEPPING STONE TO HIGHER PAYING MEDICAL JOBS. YOUR STUCK ON STUPID.

SOONER OR LATER ALL LAB COURSES WILL BE ONLINE, MAYBE A 2+2 PROGRAM WITH THE LAST 2 YEARS ONLINE, SO NO NEED TO EVEN ATTEND A UNIVERSITY. JUST A COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL DO FINE, I SEE NO NEED FOR A 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION TO WORK IN THE LAB.

Some of what you say it true, about Lab "light years, behind" and it because of Attitudes like yours, as stated by another responder, if you are in the professional short term or long term, LET'S WORK TOGETHER. Beside would you want, someone that's Half Trained doing your test!!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (3) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

jasrand@bellsouth.net in Memphis, Tennessee

24 months ago

Clinical Intern in SE, Michigan said: JB, This is actually not true...and this is why AMT is not accepted at a lot of hospitals.

You can become an MT (AMT) without doing a 1 year internship , and without having any lab experience.

CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Medical Technologist

1. Applicant shall be of good moral character.

2. Applicant shall meet one of the following eligibility routes:

ROUTE 1 ( EDUCATION ): Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree in medical technology from a program or institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency 1, 3, 4

ROUTE 2 (ALTERNATE EDUCATION): Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency (or international equivalent)4 AND have completed at least 35 semester hours of coursework across various subjects related to the clinical laboratory sciences, such as biological science, microbiology, organic chemistry , biochemistry, mathematics, etc., AND either

1. Complete an accredited medical technology training program following the earning of the baccalaureate degree referenced above, OR

2. Complete a minimum of one year of approved laboratory experience 2

....As you can see...Any Joker with a Bachelors in Science can become an MT (AMT)....This is why many hospitals wont accept it.

Thanks You, for that GREAT Clarification!!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

Keith Elstad in Minneapolis

24 months ago

DEE in Burlington, North Carolina the majority of hospital labs, state labs, and reference labs will not let a 2 yr AS/AA degree holder work in several areas of the lab: Virology,Mycology,Genetics,HIV/STD testing,Flow Cytometry, some areas of Coag. and some areas of Microbiology to name a few as well as other SPECIALIZED TESTING areas. I have also never come across an MLT (2 yr degree holder) working in any Blood Banks; hospital or otherwise. I would pick my mouth up off the floor if I found out a 2 yr lab technician (MLT) was running tests in these specialized areas without an MT supervisoring them!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (3) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Tammi D in philadelphia, Pennsylvania

24 months ago

This is a reply to Mr. Elstad. I currently hold an AS and I have worked in Virology, which included testing for HIV,and I have years of experience in Blood Bank without supervision. Anywho, to all of you who are thinking of being a tech, please don't let it turn you into a monster and walk in Christ at all times. Blessings and love!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (5) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

kenttode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

We can do it if we unitedly form a common front.The advantages of doing so is many. We are better together as a bunch professionally than scattered apart. It's simple all we need is one name, and one certification body.Afterall,an electrician is payed $75 per hour and our diversed certification pays about one-third of that.So what's the big deal.To me the certification diversity is senseless.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (3) Reply - Report abuse

kenttode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

Good move.We need to get the name registered. We need an attorney.
We need a Web site designed it has to be legal. We need a mission statement.It's good that you alredy stated our objetives.Let the registration begin on line.To have enough backing all certificate holder accross board from any Lab. certification body should be eligible whether they are practicing or not. Reason:Some are unemployed because they are beign discriminated against in their state of residence because of the type of certification they hold. Mostly affected are mothers who are tied down by family obligation and as such could not leave their family to reside in states where the certificate they hold is acceptable.Many immigrants from Asia, Africa, and the Carribeans are in these category too numbering into thousands; and yet somebody would stand up and say most labs are understaffed, and there's scarcity of Laboratorian. No there isn't.All we have is self inflicted scacity.The power in number will lift the proffesion up and cure all our professional maladies. We can do it. The begining of a 1000 miles is just a step.Let the registration BEGIN.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

I hereby volunteer to serve in the capacity of VP for LMTOA of US. I'm a believer. I have a dream that we are the ones to find solution to our professional problems.If we sit down and expect that nurses, doctors, pharmacist would emancipate us from the state we are now we are jokers. LETS DO THIS. FELLOW PROFESSIONALS for the sake of the future of our profession, to foster unity, recognition, wage increase, and occupy our hero position in the healthcare profession which is currently being occupied by nurses we all need to swing into action TODAY. SPREAD the NEWS wherever you work,wherever you're training MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS MUST RISE AND SHINE.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in Chicago, Illinois

23 months ago

I hereby accept your nomination as Vice President
For LMTOA. Seven more vacant position
Left open for the taking.
Please send your nomination information
To Entrex222@yahoo.com for the record.
Thank you for believing! More power to
Us!!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

suha in Irving, Texas

23 months ago

Anyone willing to buy a bottom line approach by Patsy Jarreau like new, please contact me at kathgal@gmail.com

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in New York, New York

23 months ago

I hereby nominate Ms. Janelle Angelique Pagan, ASCP,
NY Licensed for Executive Board Members

3 more left open position for Executive Board
Members.
Fellow members were almost there. Few
More & were done!!!
Website is now in the making. The name
Is lmtoa@yahoo.com

YES!!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in New York, New York

23 months ago

Lmtoa@webs.com. Official website for
Licensed Medical Technologist of
America

Please register on the site. Thank you
Very much..

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

Great job. Let's do this.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

Windows could not find the website lmtoa@webs.com and Lmtoa@webs.com. Has anybody found the website yet?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

First of all let me start my saying thank you to all those who worked assiduously to make LMTOA a reality.
This is the dawn of a new beginig for our noble profession.The goals of LMTOA are laudable goals worthy of support by all laboratorians.I proudly support this website and strongly recommend that all laboratorians should register if they have not yet done so. Are you in?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in New York, New York

23 months ago

Yes, I am a registered member of LMTOA
Thank you very much for establishing this
Organization. Now, finally, we can claim it
Our home as Medical Technologist.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Christopher A. Garza in El Mirage, Arizona

23 months ago

Regarding Certification with AMT or ASCP: Check your state's requirements. this has been an ongoing dilema since ASCP was formed. Most states do not require that you be certified and a bachelor's degree is not even required by CLIA for most testing. Check out the CLIA regs at wwwn.cdc.gov/clia/regs/toc.aspx. The requirements are usually set by the facility offering the job. The HR folks really dont know the difference between AMT and ASCP, much less MLT/MT/MLS etc. The requirements are usually set by lab administration (usually an ASCP "purist").

I have worked with both ASCP and AMT techs and have found no differences between them. you can have both good and bad techs from both organizations. I have a biology degree and 23 years experience as a generalist. I grandfathered under CLIA. I am not certified with AMT or ASCP, but have many years of experience and have worked as a hospital lab director, lab manager, hematology specialist as well as a technical consultant.

I believe the key is to gain as much experience as you can, especially in the areas of hematology and blood bank. Try to submit your resume directly to the manager or director and and offer to do a working interview for a few months to prove yourself. This will not only show your skills, it will also show that you have integrity and that you would be a devoted employee. one of the biggest challenges administrators face is employee retention. By offering to do a working interview, it shows that you are dedicated and will be a long term employee. There is not enough room here to post every issue, however, anyone that has questions may reply and I am happy to give my advice as an administrator and business owner. Good Luck!
Chris

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (4) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

I agree with you most HR folks really dont know the difference between AMT and ASCP, much less MLT/MT/MLS etc. The requirements are usually set by lab administration. Nowadays most states require college degree in a regionaly accredited college. After the training students go for internship at clinical sites to gain experience after which they are certified. It is in that order now and that's what employers, lab administrator/ directors look for on all resume. I don't know whether you were licensed. Licensure by ASCP is mandatory in some ststes e.g Chicago, New York, and California. Having said all these it not hard to conclude that we are the originator of our own professional problems.Those who are ASCP or AMT purist are causing problems for the profession at the employer door. We do not have a common requirement at the employment gate when it comes to certification. We obviously lack a unifying body that would loby employers and state governments to let them realize that all certifications are same regardless of who certify a technologist. These and other issues (e.g. recognition, wage) are holding our profession back from progressing in the feild of healthcare along with other healthcare professions like Pharmacy, Nursing, Radiology to mention a few. However, the dawn of a new beginning has commenced with the launching of LMTOA (Licensed Medical Technologists of America).LMTOA is neutral. It is not a certification body neither does it favour any particular certification board. The goal of LMTOA is to foster unity and one voice in our great profession. Why not join right away by logging on to lmtoa.webs.com and lets start changing the future of our profession one step at a time. There's power in number. Remember?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Christopher A. Garza in El Mirage, Arizona

23 months ago

I agree totally on all of your points. I am not licensed because it is not required in the state of Arizona. One reason I have chosen not to take the board exam is because of the ASCP/AMT prejudice and because I do not want to pay $100+ to belong to a "society" and receive 4 publications per year. I do, however, believe in standardizing our field and LMTOA is the best idea I have heard of regarding unification of Technologists. I consult in Arizona and manage a busy lab as well. I am registered with COLA as one of their consultants for Arizona and surrounding states. I have developed relationships with Arizona State University, University of Arizona and BYU and have taken many of their Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Biology grads and given them clinical rotations in my labs so that they could become board eligible. I have even worked with T-Gen Research and ASU's BIO-Design research lab to recruit techs that want to transition from the research to the clinical side. I have had much success doing this because often, these individuals have more lab experience with high complexity methods such as PCR, Western Blot, DNA extractions and GCMS, just to name a few, than techs coming out of the MLS programs. We just teach them the CLIA regs and they turn out to be well rounded technologists. Most of the programs for MT's in Arizona have closed making it difficult to find qualified techs. The University of Arizona has teamed up with Michigan State in order to continue its MT program. I love the concept of LMTOA and you can consider me an advocate; I am willing to help out in any way I can!
Chris

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (3) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

23 months ago

I admire your candor & commitment to the
Cause. Your long years of expertise &
Knowledge working with the academe in
Developing programs attaining qualified
Medical Technologist thereby cutting red tapes
Supplying work force for the field qualifies
You to become a member for LMTOA.
Your success story is what we need for this
Organization. CLIA licensed & qualifies you
As Medical Technologist & so as LMTOA.
Congratulations & Welcome Chris!
We need more silent workers & heroes like
You in this field. Spread the good news. Invite
For the membership. There is power in
Number.

Thank You,
Manny Ramirez, President,
LMTOA

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

23 months ago

Please officially register in LMTOA
Website: lmtoa.webs.com
More Power!!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

23 months ago

LMTOA &. CLIA are the best thing that
Ever happened to Medical Technology.
CLIA rewards you with the licensed to
Work as Licensed Medical Technologist
If you have long working years to the field
Without taking ASCP, AMT or any other
Existing licensing body. Membership to
LMTOA guarantees Employers that holders
Of this membership are well qualified to
Deliver quality work without any doubts.
LMTOA is the ultimate supreme organization
For a United Licensed Medical Techmologist
Of America & the World.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Manny Ramirez in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

23 months ago

Chris you asked for it! I designate you as
LMTOA advocate for this supreme &
Ultimate organization for all Medical
Technologist of America & The World.

Encourage everyone to register in our
Website: lmtoa.webs.com
At the browser type our web address
Once in LMTOA in bold letters will
Surprise your eyes in AWE.
Our dreams of uniting Medical Technologist
Finally came true. Keep believing!!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

You are making a lot of sense here. The frank truth is that neither ASCP/AMT have our interest at heart. They are just doing their business. They don't care how much your certification worth right after they cillect your money, test you, ang givr a paper with with thier business name on it saying you're certified. They don't even care whether the profession you're certified to practice is recognized and appreciated. neither are they concerned about feud and disunity among those they certify. Otherwise we won't still be the silent heros of all healthcare team. By the time all hands are in support of LMTOA the power in number will force them to do what is right. Have you registered. LMTOA.web.com

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

I mean LMTOA.webs.com
Thanks.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

kentode_law@yahoo.com in Wausau, Wisconsin

23 months ago

We need unity no doubt. LMTOA is the right part. This is the right time.Register today at LMTOA.webs.com.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

MHRZHELL in QUEENSBURY, New York

22 months ago

LMTOA??? cant open the site provided...anyway im about to take AMT then probably after 2 weeks I will take ASCP...Im a graduate of BS Med Tech from Philippines and im currently living here in US...thinking about those exams makes me nervous...I will start 2013 reviewing erghhh since that's the only way I could be accepted in hospital laboratory here in New York...unfortunately =(=(

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

wase

22 months ago

I took both ASCP and AMT, AMT exam is harder than ASCP!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (3) Reply - Report abuse

MHRZHELL in QUEENSBURY, New York

21 months ago

wase said: I took both ASCP and AMT, AMT exam is harder than ASCP!

can u give any hint for AMT? like questions? thanks....congrats as well...

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Mike in Melbourne, Florida

18 months ago

Is the AAB a decently accepted certification agency? My school isn't ASCP certified though they're regionally accredited, so I'm looking at AAB or AMT. Which seems to have more clout?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (3) / No Reply - Report abuse

Jannath in Fort Worth, Texas

12 months ago

Shah in Cedar Rapids, Iowa said: How did you do on your exam? I took my MLT AMT last friday and passed it. It was so easy.

Hi im schaduleed to takw amt exam on feb i just saw ur post thta u passed it, any tips u can give, what was ur study guide, also how was the exam? Pls reply back thanx

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Jannath in Fort Worth, Texas

12 months ago

wase said: I took both ASCP and AMT, AMT exam is harder than ASCP!

Hi im schadule to take amt on feb can u give me any tips, what was ur study guide? How was the exam, im doing practice exam on labce, are those question helpful in amt exam! Pls reply thanx

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Jannath in Fort Worth, Texas

12 months ago

Mike in Melbourne, Florida said: Is the AAB a decently accepted certification agency? My school isn't ASCP certified though they're regionally accredited, so I'm looking at AAB or AMT. Which seems to have more clout?

Did u took amt yet? If u did can u give me any tips? What was ur study guide? Thanx

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

reality check in New York, New York

11 months ago

UNITY in Belleville, New Jersey said: Funny thing is: NEW YORK CABBY DRIVER EARNS $100,000.00 a year
and the only licensed he/she needs is Driver's
License and GPS for directions :)

BEAT IT!!!

OK, how about I don't have to worry about ending up dead in the trunk of my cab every time I go to work?

You couldn't pay me enough to take a job that dangerous.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

reality check in Forest Hills, New York

11 months ago

Good jobs aren't just about salary. They're about satisfaction and the opportunity to grow. I wouldn't have any respect for myself or feel like I was making a difference in people's lives doing any of the work you listed here.

If you're terrified of higher education and you don't mind doing mindless, menial labor for the ultra-wealthy, then these are the jobs for you.

UNITY in Belleville, New Jersey said: NANNY $80,000.00 a year
Doorman $ 75,000.00 a year excluding Tips
Dog Walker $80,000.00 a year excluding Tips
Housekeeper $65,000.00/year
House Sitter $55,000.00/year
Maid $50,000.00 a year
Chef / Cook $90,000.00 a year or more depending on employer
The Lists Goes On and On

Registered/Certified Medical Technologist with MA or PhD. with tons
of working high level experienced. Maybe or equal to a Dog Walker.
So don't even think you are in the high and mighty place.

SCREW US ALL !!!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

jayray in Jeffersonville, Indiana

10 months ago

We have a tech in our lab ,who has worked in the a lab for over 25 years, BUT has never been certified. My question is there a "grandfather " clause in effect anymore ?
and
Correct me if I am wrong but wont she have to obtain some sort of degree to be able to sit for the ASCP or the AMT ? Some say her time on the job will subsitute ? our hospital requires techs to be certified in either one.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Jessica C in North Charleston, South Carolina

9 months ago

Where can I purchase Cuviellos Reference Manuals 1 and 2

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

BigDog in Gig Harbor, Washington

7 months ago

Wilfredo Cardona in Woodbridge, Virginia said: I just want to clarify that I don't have anything against ASCP. As a matter of fact, I went to ASCP MT School and also I work side by side with other MT, AMT and MT, ASCP and we treat each other as coworkers and as professional as we could be with respect , listen to other opinions and support each other as we do what we do best which is to provide the best patient care possible.

Since when does ASCP do school accreditation? That's the job of NAACLS. Every NAACLS-approved MLT/MT course qualifies you to sit for AAB, AMT, and ASCP certifications.

Basically what you're saying is that your school was a good'ol boys club of ASCP certs? :)

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

BigDog in Gig Harbor, Washington

7 months ago

jayray in Jeffersonville, Indiana said: We have a tech in our lab,who has worked in the a lab for over 25 years, BUT has never been certified. My question is there a "grandfather " clause in effect anymore?

Interesting. The CLIA federal regs require certification for high complexity tests I believe. Low complexity to moderate can be done by high-school grads (MLA level job?). Most new job postings around here will hire you in as MLT position, pay you as a MLA until you certify MLT, but require you do so within 3 or 6 months time. Never heard of a 25-yr MLT without cert, but I suppose it depends on the lab and how they classify the job she does and what they'll allow internally, federal regs are pretty liberal and leave that up to the lab itself.

Heres the MLT(AAB) requirements: www.aab.org/aab/MLT.asp she'd qualify to sit for MLT by track 4 I believe due to extensive experience.
Heres the MLT(AMT) requirements: www.americanmedtech.org/GetCertified/MLTEligibility.aspx - she'd need any AA degree due to extensive experience... yes, A.Arts in Underwater-Basket weaving counts if she takes 25 credits of sciences.
Here's the MLT(ASCP)CM requirements: ascp.org/Board-of-Certification/GetCertified#tabs-1 - she'd need any AA degree due to extensive experience... yes, A.Arts in Advanced pottery counts if she takes 9 credits of bio and chem. :p

I see the need for people new to lab to take a NAACLS-approved course, but for her it seems that would be a pointless waste of money. Personally I'd get certified with MLT(AAB) and just maintain that with CE classes, but if they want ASCP sepecially, she'll have to take 9 credits of chem, and 9 credits of bio and lock up that AA degree (Art History would work)

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

BigDog in Gig Harbor, Washington

7 months ago

Mike in Melbourne, Florida said: Is the AAB a decently accepted certification agency? My school isn't ASCP certified though they're regionally accredited, so I'm looking at AAB or AMT. Which seems to have more clout?
That's interesting. So your program/school isn't NAACLS-accredited? that's the one you're looking for if you're taking a dedicate MLT/MT program/major. If you're looking down a different path (i.e. AA/BS plus lab work) then you need to check the list of schools accreditation agencies.
ASCP: ascp.org/Board-of-Certification/GetCertified/Step-2/Verify-your-academic-education.html - nationally accredited and a bunch of region agencies are listed here.
AMT: www.americanmedtech.org/GetCertified/MLTEligibility.aspx#142384-route-2-alternate-education "Recognized regional or national accreditation agency: agency must be approved by the US Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or otherwise approved by the AMT Board of Directors." You'll probably have to send them email to ensure your school is on their list.
AAB: www.aab.org/aab/Education.asp "Degrees earned in the United States must be from a college, university or other institution accredited by an accreditation organization recognized by the U.S. Office of Education."

So the AAB is probably the most selective... only US DOE certified Accreditation agency schools can qualify.
ASCP allows national and regional accreditation agency schools.
AMT allos US DOE certified Accreditation agency schools, the CHEA Accreditation agency schools, and "otherwise approved by the board of directors".

Send email to all 3 and ask specifically about your school.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

BigDog in Gig Harbor, Washington

7 months ago

Mike in Melbourne, Florida said: Is the AAB a decently accepted certification agency? ... Which seems to have more clout?
As for "clout"? All 3 are accepted nation wide (I think there's a exception for NY though, you'd have to check on that). As for turning out the most certificated per year? ASCP has the volume, AMT is next, and AAB is the fewest.

The key is to check your local job boards and see who's hiring with what cert, and whats acceptable to them. Most will take ASCP, and if the staff are all ASCP you'll likely be fighting a up hill battle to get hired there with a AMT or AAB cert, the ASCP-shops can seem a bit self-righteous at times (even though their NCA takeover handed out a bunch of MLS(ASCP) certs to people without BS's :-/).

Check with the labs you want to apply to! :)

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Sophie29782 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

7 months ago

hello guys. I'm looking for a job in United states, I'm just wondering if you know some hospital facilities who provide H1B visa sponsorship?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

Page:  « First « Previous   5  6  7  8  9  Next »   Last »

» Sign in or create an account to comment on this topic.