Common lab technician courses at the associate degree level cover clinical chemistry, bacteriology, medical terminology, hematology and urinalysis. At the bachelor degree level, courses include human genetics and diagnosis, body fluid chemistry, clinical microbiology, research in lab science and mycology and virology. Lab technicians are required to complete the Associate of Applied Science in Laboratory Sciences degree as a minimum while the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science is intended to prepare students for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and careers after graduation.
Some specific schools and degrees suitable for lab technicians include:
- ITT Technical Institute: Master of Medical Assisting and Administration
- Baker College Online: Bachelor of Health Services Administration
- Azusa Pacific University: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences; Associate of Science in Health Sciences
- Grand Canyon University: Master of Science in Health Care Administration
- Walden University: Doctor of Nursing Practice - General
- Herzing University: Diploma in Medical Assisting
- Southern New Hampshire University: Master of Science in Health Care Administration; Bachelor of Science in Health Science
- Kaplan University: Master of Health Care Administration; Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Before enrolling on an associate degree to study to become a lab technician, the most suitable high school diploma courses are algebra, chemistry, physics and computers.