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Job > Medical Technologist

Have a (useless?) BA in Biology in NY state, should I go back to school to become an MT?

[QUOTE who="Octopus8 in Webster, New York"]Hey all, so I graduated a year ago with a BA in Biology in New York State and have been working in a chemistry lab ever since ...

14 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Trusting Preliminary Result

[QUOTE who="Mike in Worcester, Massachusetts"]I sat for, and passed, the MB exam last night according to the preliminary report. Has anyone experienced, or know of anyone ...

19 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="Clinical Intern in SE, Michigan"]Wrong ... p>

If you live in NY/NJ making this salary you are living in poverty. The salary in
It's not so much a ...

21 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Unlicensed Lab Personnel

[QUOTE who="FLMT in Fort Lauderdale, Florida"]I want to know if in the State of Florida, a Medical Assistant without a college degree can operate and instrument, analyze ...

22 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION NUMBER. On the ASCP website where is it?

[QUOTE who="Nisha in Plymouth, Michigan"]Hi I also passed the exam last week.Can you pls tell ,customer number & certification number are same?[/QUOTE]

They are ...

23 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="Johnson1 in NYC, New York"]Pay is fairly low for a STEM major and is virtually always $5-$10/hour less than an associates nurse.

The BLS salaries are at ...

23 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Has anyone taken the ASCP Hematology Specialist Exam lately?

Congrats Pappenheimer, you represent the new generation of CLS, love your optimism and dedication to your career and country!. Ingenius screen name too!

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA CLS license

[QUOTE who="supervisor in San Francisco, California"]Does anyone know how a DUI affects someone who currently has a CLS license? I have a valued employee who recently ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

NYS License

[QUOTE who="Pitka.MLS in Irvington, New Jersey"]They have my transcript, I know that it got sent out the day I sent the Form 2 to the school. I can understand it taking ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

NYS License

seems like i thought you were from New York, I am not sure how New Jersey works. I apologize!

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

NYS License

[QUOTE who="Pitka.MLS in Irvington, New Jersey"]I'm MLS(ASCP) certified. I was just wondering how long it took some of you to get your state license?[/QUOTE]

don't ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Is it possible to become a forensic scientist with an MLS degree?

[QUOTE who="MJ in Bridgeport, Connecticut"]I've done a little reading and research and it seems like this could happen but how? I know I will need the clinical rotations ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How much do entry-level Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technologists make in New York?

[QUOTE who="LabTechnologist in Bellerose, New York"]Yes leverage is key. The best leverage is to already be working as an MT while looking for another job (you aren't ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How much do entry-level Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technologists make in New York?

[QUOTE who="LabTechnologist in Bellerose, New York"]Hey these posts are pretty silly and very inaccurate for the going rate for a CLS in NYC with ASCP certification. Most ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Technology Advanced Certificate after PhD Pharmacology

[QUOTE who="Brandon in Lexington, South Carolina"]Pay is not that great relative to other health professions. I have my bachelor's plus a year of clinicals and still make ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Lot of questions from a student

For your rotations I highly recommend dressing up, no need for tie, but shirt and slacks, shoes will do. Our field is evolving to more corporate office like field, and you want to ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Lot of questions from a student

Most CLS in NYC metro area work 8 hours, 7 hours paid, and a free 30 min break(which can be divided to 2 15 min break in some labs)So in actuality you only work 6.5 hrs(paid for 7 ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

master program in southern california

[QUOTE who="minion in Alhambra, California"]What is the difference between a director and a manager? I thought they have similar job description just with different titles ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

During your 90 day training period as a Medical technologist new hire

[QUOTE who="MLS wants to work in Bedford, New Hampshire"]It takes me a while to learn the LIS, get organized and work around fast people without getting in their way. I ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

During your 90 day training period as a Medical technologist new hire

[QUOTE who="MLS wants to work in Bedford, New Hampshire"]Has a Lab Manager/Supervisor ever told you that you are not learning the job fast enough and that others have ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Can I get a job as an MLT with only 6 weeks of internship

[QUOTE who="sara in Vero Beach, Florida"]I am about to enter an MLT program and then get my BS online from University of Cincinnati. How do you get your first job as an ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

SFSU CLS Chemistry classes question

For Organic Chem or Biochem I believe there is an option. But having the lab part is always nice.( hey you gonna work in a lab right! )

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

SFSU CLS Chemistry classes question

You will always need the lab portion of any major science class(bio/chem/physics) and I'm pretty sure all accredited instiutions require you to take the lab portion.

As for ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Congrats Farmingdale State College, NY

According to the website and on NAACLS website(*Serious applicant status)

Farmingdale's FOUR year program is now approved! (They currently have a MLT program)

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="laberic in New York, New York"]I agree. I don't know of one MLT at my hospital and it's a major one. Are there even any NY MLT programs?[/QUOTE]

There ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="njbiodude in New Jersey"]Not bad, you in Long Island?[/QUOTE]

Yup, this is a long island hospital. I forgot to mention that day shift salary is 60k, but ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How Hireable is an M(ASCP) versus MLS(ASCP)

[QUOTE who="khanzy in Medford, Massachusetts"]Thanks so much, all of the info you have provided has been helpful. I will look more into the Berkshire program. So ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How Hireable is an M(ASCP) versus MLS(ASCP)

[QUOTE who="khanzy in Medford, Massachusetts"]I am having a hard time deciding to switch over from the Microbiology only curriculum to the generalist MLS curriculum (which ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How Hireable is an M(ASCP) versus MLS(ASCP)

[QUOTE who="khanzy in Medford, Massachusetts"]Could you please direct me to some links for the one year clinical programs you mentioned? I am having a hard time locating ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How Hireable is an M(ASCP) versus MLS(ASCP)

[QUOTE who="khanzy in Medford, Massachusetts"]Could you please direct me to some links for the one year clinical programs you mentioned? I am having a hard time locating ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

Position: (Technologist)
Salary: $66k(suburban, generalist in stat lab)
State: NY
Years worked (starting)
(If more than 5 years, state starting salary.)

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How Hireable is an M(ASCP) versus MLS(ASCP)

You will be only able to work in 'Micro' section of the lab, and in most stat labs(like most hospitals) you will not be hireable. You may find jobs at a core lab, but those are ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

NAACLS Accreditation... How necessary is it, really?

[QUOTE who="Mike in Melbourne, Florida"]Well, I can't speak .... done through NU, at least.[/QUOTE]

Unfortunately, University of Cinn.'s online program is only for ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

NAACLS Accreditation... How necessary is it, really?

[QUOTE who="Mike in Melbourne, Florida"]Gotcha. The thing is my school doesn't actually have the 2+2 program, it's more like the 4+1 type. I'm just unsure how I'm going ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

NAACLS Accreditation... How necessary is it, really?

[QUOTE who="Mike in Melbourne, Florida"]Or does "program" mean you'd have to go back to college for the requisites for another BS? I find that wording a little ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Graduated 2 years ago, passed MLS 4 months ago, being turned down for jobs

[QUOTE who="MLSinNY in Niagara Falls, New York"]This is hopeless feeling. I failed my ASCP certification exam once, and then finally passed it in February, 4 months ago ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MT New York State licensure: can anyone help me out?

[QUOTE who="Erica in Rochester, Minnesota"]I just graduated from Mayo Clinic's Clinical Laboratory Science program in Minnesota and I'm about to take the ASCP board exam ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Entry level pay rate for a new grad in NYC?

[QUOTE who="ak165 in New York, New York"]What would be an acceptable pay rate for entry level jobs with ?
Also why do nurses get paid more?
Thanks![/QUOTE ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for Traveling Medical Technologist

[QUOTE who="MLTguyOhio in Canton, Ohio"]I am an unemployed MLT(ASCP) with 3.5 full time years of experience as a generalist. I recently signed on with CRAssociates out of ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I was looking at a program (BSMT) in NY but it only allows you to take the NY state exam for licensing..

[QUOTE who="Ak165 in New York, New York"]Well I might be making 50k when I get my review but I make rtage. I saw firsthand how many Africans and philipinos the hospitals ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How much do entry-level Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technologists make in New York?

[QUOTE who="Ak165 in New York, New York"]I'm shocked no one has put together a website discussing how low paying the job is. Why not put ups website/FB page scheduling a ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How much do entry-level Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technologists make in New York?

[QUOTE who="njbiodude in New Jersey"]You \... You may want to look into pathologist assistant programs if you want to still work in a lab and increase pay.[/QUOTE]

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I was looking at a program (BSMT) in NY but it only allows you to take the NY state exam for licensing..

[QUOTE who="Ak165 in New York, New York"]So I guess it's not worth it. I'd also have to pay 10k to go to hunter and pay for child care. Is there opportunity to move up or ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Stop complaining and demand more money

[QUOTE who="Ak165 in New York, New York"]Are there jobs in the pharm industry in manhattan? I have a science degree and years experience in a fragrance lab, which I don't ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I was looking at a program (BSMT) in NY but it only allows you to take the NY state exam for licensing..

[QUOTE who="ak165 in New York, New York"]I was planning on going to hunter's accelerated program but concerned about the entry level pay. Any idea what it is?[/QUOTE]

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Anyone do the CLS program at New York Methodist Hospital?

[QUOTE who="KizzyAspiringCLS in Brooklyn, New York"]I am interested in doing the CLS program at New York Methodist hospital because it seems to be the fastest method to ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Moving to California

[QUOTE who="CLSStudent2012 in California"]California will not be lowering their standards for the CLS education anytime in the future. The requirements have been put in ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Moving to California

[QUOTE who="CLSStudent2012 in California"]California will not be lowering their standards for the CLS education anytime in the future. The requirements have been put in ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

what does the SM stand for in MLS(ASCP)SM

[QUOTE who="jojo in Sterling Heights, Michigan"]just curious[/QUOTE]

specialist in microbiology, ASCP website has all the specialist titles/etc.

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Who likes their job?

In summary, you can't expect to live large right away as a med tech. But think of all the other people who make less and how fortunate you are, some patience and you can get a nice ...

2 years ago

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