Medical technologists play a critical role in patient care, providing key laboratory data for the diagnosis of diseases, management of patient therapy and health maintenance. They perform complicated chemical, biological, hematological, microscopic and bacteriological tests. They require skills in using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, as well as excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills. Medical technologists have the versatility to be employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, independent laboratories, clinics, physicians' offices, local/state and government agencies, pharmaceutical and cosmetic firms, veterinary offices, and research institutions. Because of the strong math and science coursework; involved, this major also makes a good foundation for students considering medical school.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.