Clinical Laboratory Science
Clinical Laboratory Technician

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Salary: $22,701 - $34,205
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Hourly: $11.52 - $19.02
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 1-2 years
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Length of Training/Requirements
Clinical laboratory technicians must earn a two-year associate degree, including completion of an accredited Clinical Laboratory Technician program.

Licensure/Certification

To be certified as a clinical laboratory technician, individuals must have an Associate degree from an accredited college and must be a graduate of an accredited Clinical Laboratory Technician Program. In addition, individuals must pass an examination given by one of the following organizations: the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the National Credentialing Agency (NCA), and the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Certification is voluntary but recommended, and may be earned from either the ASCP, the AMT, or the NCAMLP. Most employers require certifcation for employment. Certification establishes an individual's professional credibility and improves employment opportunities.


Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Amarillo College Amarillo A
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Angelina College Lufkin A
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Austin Community College Austin A
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Central Texas College Killeen A
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Del Mar College Corpus Christi A
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El Centro College (DCCCD) Dallas A
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El Paso Community College District El Paso A
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Galveston College Galveston C
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Grayson County College Denison A
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston A
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Kilgore College Kilgore A
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Laredo Community College Laredo A
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McLennan Community College Waco A
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Navarro College Corsicana A
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Northeast Texas Community College Mt. Pleasant A
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San Jacinto College: Central Campus Pasadena C,A
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St. Philip's College (ACCD) San Antonio A
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Tarleton State University Stephenville A
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Texas Southmost College District Brownsville A
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Tyler Junior College Tyler A
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Victoria College Victoria A
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate