Courses available at lab technician schools include human anatomy and physiology, clinical chemistry and microbiology, hematology, immunology, urinalysis, medical terminology and phlebotomy. Students must also complete courses in writing, the humanities and the social sciences to earn an Associate degree.
Courses in lab technician training are standard across most accredited programs and heavily emphasize practical training and biological science. Students must complete all core courses for their major and one or more clinical practicum courses to become a medical technologist. Once certified, they can work in hospitals, doctor's offices or medical laboratories to diagnose, track and treat diseases by testing and analyzing samples of bodily fluid and tissue.