Tuition and additional costs such as room and board can vary greatly depending on the type of school, location and the level of degree. Many schools offer financial aid packages for student loans as well as local and national scholarships.
For the academic year 2020-2021, the average tuition costs of colleges offering Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist program is $9,708 for in-state residents and $25,566 for out-of-state undergraduate programs and $19,505 for graduate programs.
Some laboratory science programs can be completed in 2 years or less and require prior college coursework or a bachelor’s degree. Clinical laboratory technicians often complete an associate’s degree program in clinical laboratory science. The Armed Forces and vocational or technical schools also may offer certificate programs for medical laboratory technicians. Technician coursework addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of each of the major laboratory disciplines. High school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical laboratory sciences should take classes in chemistry, biology, and math.
To learn more about specific tuitions costs and financial aid packages contact the school directly. An admissions representative will be able to advise on available scholarships, financial aid, and student loan options.