Medical technologists perform a wide range of laboratory tests to assist in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders. Their analysis of the chemical and biological composition of cells, tissues and other body specimens is fundamental to providing quality healthcare.

Specialty areas include cytology (human cells), hematology (human blood), serology (antibodies In the blood), histology (human tissue), and microbiology (microscopic forms of life).

Medical technology requires an Associate degree or a four-year Baccalaureate degree. Certification can be gained through several national groups.