Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical laboratory technicians conduct laboratory tests that aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Doctors depend on sophisticated diagnostics techniques and devices for which medical laboratory technicians are required. Therefore Medical Laboratory Technology is a booming profession.

Medical Laboratory Technology


Course Eligibility Duration
Certificate Class 10/Class 10+2 9 months to 12 months
Diploma Class 10 +2 1 year
Under graduate Class 10 +2 Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology ) with minimum 50% 3 years
Post Graduate Diploma B.Sc. 1 year
Post Graduate B.Sc. 2 years
Ph.D (For those who want to go in academics) Post graduate M.Sc. (MLT) 3 years

Entrance Exam    

National Level Entrance Test

All the institution of Medical Laboratory Technology has their entrance examination.


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from Rs. 3 thousand to Rs. 70 thousand per year; excluding lodging/boarding expenses. The fees depends upon the ranking of college, it can be reduced if it is a government college.

Skills Required   

  • Eye to detail

  • Patience and compassion

  • Organized

  • Ability to handle stress

  • Make analytical judgment

  • Good in oral and written communication

Career Options   

Career in Medical Lab Technology is rewarding. Following are the various job profiles for graduates and post graduates in Medical Laboratory Technology:


  • Medical Lab Technologist: Medical Lab Technologist deals with performing complex tests for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

  • Quality Control: Quality Manager to ensure that our products and services meet all necessary requirements before they reach the consumer. They will inspect the final product to make sure it has been built with compliance to legal standards and meets customer expectations.

  • Lab Consultant:A laboratory consultant is an important occupation in the scientific medical field. The position is also sometimes referred to as a clinical laboratory consultant Health care administrators, also known as health services managers and health care managers, direct the operation of hospitals, health systems and other types of organizations.

  • Hospital Outreach coordination: A health outreach coordinator is valuable resource for wellness knowledge that the community can benefit from with hands-on involvement.

  • Educational Consultant: An Educational Consultant (EC) is a consultant who helps parents/students and organizations with educational planning.

  • Laboratory information system Analyst: A laboratory information system is a very valuable part of a medical laboratory.

Undergraduate course (B.Sc/Diploma/ Certificate)   

  • Medical Laboratory Technology (CMLT)

  • Clinical Analysis

  • Cardiovascular Technician

  • Medical Imaging Technology

  • Medical Record Technology

  • X-Ray and ECG Technology

  • Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician (DCLT)

  • EEG Laboratory Technician

  • Medical Lab Technology (BMLT)

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Medical Imaging Technology

  • Clinical Laboratory Technology

Postgraduate Courses    

MD (Doctor of Medicine)

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Laboratory Services in Science

  • Biomedical Laboratory Technology (PGDBLT)

  • Medical Imaging Technology

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified Medical Laboratory Technician can get employment opportunities in following areas:

  • Government Hospitals

  • Private Hospitals

  • Laboratories

  • Nursing Homes

  • Clinics

  • Research Center

  • Universities/ Colleges

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.