Medical Technology
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Overview


In our global society, the ability to diagnose and detect disease is vital to a safe and healthy world. Medical technology students will develop skills necessary to assist physicians and other members of healthcare teams with analyzing blood and other body fluids. Technologists also develop and evaluate new test procedures, perform quality control, educate other laboratory professionals and manage laboratories.

Medical technology (MT), sometimes referred to as clinical laboratory science, is a paramedical field for which the student prepares in chemistry, microbiology, hematology and related disciplines. Certified Medical Technologists can enter careers in clinical laboratory work, academic research, public health, teaching, and the pharmaceutical industry.  

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  • Career Options
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician

  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technician

  • Dental Laboratory Technician

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

  • Medical Appliance Technician

About Biology Department


We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical technology, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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