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CLS in cali but now in Las Vegas, Nevada

40 months ago

Anyone please? And what is AMT? Is it a licensure also like CLS or ASCP? Is there a state that allows AMT only? I just saw it on other post. Cause in Cali only Licensed CLS can work. Thanks guys!

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kizzyaspiringcls in Brooklyn, New York

40 months ago

CLS in cali but now in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Anyone please? And what is AMT? Is it a licensure also like CLS or ASCP? Is there a state that allows AMT only? I just saw it on other post. Cause in Cali only Licensed CLS can work. Thanks guys!

If you are not qualified to take the ASCP, You can not take it.

But the ASCP is national certification so the guidelines are a bit more specific. You may be able to be certified for just a specific state, like NY or CA.

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CLS in cali but now in Las Vegas, Nevada

40 months ago

Thanks kizzy. I guess I would just take the licensure exam of NY. I am already licensed in California is just that Im thinking of moving to midwest or east.

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CLS in cali now in Las Vegas, Nevada

40 months ago

Anybody have an idea where can I work as Medical technologist with ASCP(i) certificate? Michigan? or any state? Or is it totally useless?

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CLS in cali now in Las Vegas, Nevada

40 months ago

Anyone??

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mt143 in New York

40 months ago

Hi CLS in Vegas. I'm a foreign graduate. I got my ASCPi last October 2011 and got a job on April 2012. Its just the same as ASCP but youre just foreign graduate, some hospital or lab would acknowledge your credentials and hire you as Medical Technologist (ASCPi). Just keep applying and somebody will hire you (I just got 6 months clinical training when I applied) so dont loose hope! :)

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CLS in cali now in Las Vegas, Nevada

40 months ago

MT143 in New York said: Hi CLS in Vegas. I'm a foreign graduate. I got my ASCPi last October 2011 and got a job on April 2012. Its just the same as ASCP but youre just foreign graduate, some hospital or lab would acknowledge your credentials and hire you as Medical Technologist (ASCPi). Just keep applying and somebody will hire you (I just got 6 months clinical training when I applied) so dont loose hope! :)

Wow! thanks MT 143.. Don't they require NY license to be be able to work in NY? I used to work in cali, is just that Im thinking of working here in vegas. I really appraeciate your reply. Thanks!

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cwh in New York, New York

38 months ago

MT143 in New York said: Hi CLS in Vegas. I'm a foreign graduate. I got my ASCPi last October 2011 and got a job on April 2012. Its just the same as ASCP but youre just foreign graduate, some hospital or lab would acknowledge your credentials and hire you as Medical Technologist (ASCPi). Just keep applying and somebody will hire you (I just got 6 months clinical training when I applied) so dont loose hope! :)

Hello, Thanks for your encouraging information. I also consider tale ASCPi exam to change my career. How can I get the clinical training? Thanks a lot.

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LMH in Hicksville, New York

34 months ago

MT143 in New York said: Hi CLS in Vegas. I'm a foreign graduate. I got my ASCPi last October 2011 and got a job on April 2012. Its just the same as ASCP but youre just foreign graduate, some hospital or lab would acknowledge your credentials and hire you as Medical Technologist (ASCPi). Just keep applying and somebody will hire you (I just got 6 months clinical training when I applied) so dont loose hope! :)

Hi there! Did you apply for the NYS license and took the exam via ASCP before you got to work in NY while holding a (MT)ASCPi certificate? I took my ASCPi in the Philippines last 2011 and moved here to NY early this year. Right now I am planning to apply for the NYS license and NYS don't consider/acknowledge my ASCPi cert. I was told I still have to take the exam and it seems it doesn't mean I would get an ASCP cert if I pass it since taking the ASCP exam have requirements for eligibility too.

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vicky in Lakewood, California

20 months ago

Does Pamet conduct Medtech review class in Southern California?

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New applicant in Stony Point, New York

5 months ago

Hello guys! I am a foreign grad. Just want to know if all states require u to get an ascpi or amt or both to work?

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Healthcare Recruiter in Chula Vista, California

1 month ago

Welcome to the US and please take these comments at face value - I recruit for MT / MLT positions as well as Lab Directors and various other hospital positions from staff to C-suite. In order for the best hiring outcomes, the ASCP credential is deemed higher than the AMT. I have worked with a significant amount of hospitals and from a practicality measure, the Lab Directors / Managers / HR feels the ASCP credential yields a more consistent Technologist/Technician.

That stated, as far as where to work and what states and hospital is really a case-by-case situation. If you are looking for a position - feel free to reply to me. I am recruiting for qualified, MT/MLTs.

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Christine in Fallston, Maryland

16 days ago

Hey I am new in the us from Africa and got a bachelor's in mls is there anyone who has any experience in this kind of situation a would surely appreciate your advice and help

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