HCN MLT Program Celebrates Medical Lab Professionals Week
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hondros College of Nursing’s (HCN) Medical Laboratory Technology program faculty, staff and students celebrate their career path during Medical Lab Professionals Week, April 21-27, 2019.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 13 percent through 2026, outpacing the average for all occupations. U.S. Census data indicates that the over-65 population is expected to more than double, reaching a new high of 98.2 million people by 2060. A corresponding demand for medical diagnostics, including lab tests for cancer or Type 2 diabetes, is also anticipated.
“Students enrolled in HCN’s Medical Laboratory Technology program are embarking on an essential and high-demand healthcare occupation,” said Tony Mediate, chief executive officer of Hondros College of Nursing. “Our students are uniquely positioned play integral roles, along with physicians and nurses, in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. This field opens the door for people interested in participating in healthcare, in ways other than hands-on nursing care.”
The MLT program is offered at Hondros College of Nursing locations in Columbus (Westerville, OH) and Cincinnati (West Chester, OH). Medical Laboratory Technicians are vital members of the healthcare team in labs, hospitals and doctors’ offices across the county and around the world. Utilizing the latest lab equipment and technology, they test and analyze body fluids and samples, the results of which directly contribute to patient diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care plans.
“What we do is important; it’s life-changing,” added Mediate. “Simply put, our Medical Laboratory Technology program students, faculty and staff celebrate the fact that they help people heal.”
Prospective students can find out more about the new Medical Laboratory Technology program by visiting hondros.edu or calling 855-90-NURSE (855-906-8773). Follow Hondros College of Nursing on Facebook and Twitter.