Saddleback’s Medical Lab Technician (MLT) program gives students hands-on clinical experience in affiliated medical labs, students learn how to perform routine medical procedures like phlebotomy and clinical chemistry deductions. Graduates go on to earn their ASCP certifications and start satisfying careers as licensed medical techs.
MLTs are in-demand throughout California, with opportunities in the field projected to expand by nearly 20% through 2026. More than 80% of Saddleback MLT grads go on to secure solid jobs in the field, making this career path an excellent choice.
$43,980 - $91,380
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Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Equipment Preparer
Medical Appliance Technician
Clinical Lab Technologist
Yes! Medical Lab Techs earn more in Orange County. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.
Medical Laboratory Technician - $55,500
Phlebotomist - $43,980
Medical Equipment Preparer - $46,050
Medical Appliance Technician - $45,770
Clinical Lab Technologist (w/ further education) - $55,500
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (w/ further education) - $91,380
Saddleback College’s MLT program offers one associate degree and one certificate of achievement.
For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Medical Lab Technician page.
Quest Diagnostics * Cedars-Sinai * Los Alamitos Medical Center * Edwards Lifesciences * Adventist Health White Memorial * Providence Health & Services * Valley Presbyterian * Amgen * Rakuten Medical * Abbott Laboratories * St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health * And Many More! *
Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.
For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!