Medical Technology

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Be job-ready as a medical technologist in just four years.

Do you enjoy peering into a microscope and analyzing what you see? Are you interested in the science behind the lab results? Edinboro’s Medical Technology 3+1 track might be ideal for you. You will spend three years in the classroom and one year in a clinical setting where you’ll get real-life experience in the field of medical technology.

At the end of four years, you’ll earn a bachelor’s degree and be prepared for the national certification exams given by the Board of Registry of Medical Technology and the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. A passing grade on the certification exams will open up the doors to work in a hospital or government laboratory, a physician’s office or even a pharmaceutical company.

The jobs outlook is good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment of medical laboratory technologists will grow faster than other occupations between now and 2026. The reason? As Americans age, there will be a greater need to diagnose certain medical conditions such as diabetes and cancer through laboratory procedures.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Become eligible for national certification exams.

Edinboro’s Medical Technology students have an 85% pass rate on first-time board certification exams.

How to apply.

You can’t officially apply to this selective program until early in your junior year, but your advisor can help you select the courses that you will need to complete in order to be eligible. The Medical Technology Committee will review your application and determine if you have what it takes. To be accepted, you must have the following:

Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above.

Required biology and supporting course grade point average of 2.5 or above.

Minimum grade of C in each required biology and supporting course.

Advisor’s recommendation.

Written statement of career goals.

What to expect during your clinical year.

Bring all your academic knowledge and prepare to learn more every day as you work in a hospital lab under the supervision of experienced medical technologists. They will teach you the latest chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic and immunologic lab procedures, as well as the role of the medical technologist in the healthcare system. Be at the top of your game! You will receive a grade for your performance and might even make connections that lead to a job offer after graduation. Recent graduates are employed by quality institutions such as:

Associated Clinical Laboratories, Meadville, PA

Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

Mayo Clinic

Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA

UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA

Prepare for a rewarding career.