A Paramedic is a professional who helps the doctors in specialized areas and facilitates for better diagnosis, treatment and therapy. The increase in number of patients, variety of diseases and the demand for immense treatment have paved the way for paramedical professionals who are expert technicians or therapists providing better quality to human health care. Paramedics are the key players in the Health & Medical Sector. Without paramedics, the entire health industry may become almost non-functionary.
Besides the infrastructure and the Faculty, the well equipped laboratories and clinics of various departments of the University viz Faculty of Medical Sciences support various academic and research activities. There is regular mode of teaching and supplemented by an intensive and rigorous practical training that equips the students with knowledge of the latest techniques and trends so that on completion they can emerge as fully trained and thorough professional’s.
Career as a Medical laboratory technician/technologist offer you the opportunity to have a significant impact on patient care, without actually interacting with patients. With required skill you can find yourself employed in a hospital, minor emergency centres, private laboratory, blood donor canters, doctor’s office or clinics. You can aim to become a technologist in due time and work experience. Medical lab technicians can also find jobs in research facilities, crime laboratories, universities, pharmaceutical companies and military.
With their specialised skills, lab technologists are always in demand in hospitals, specialty hospitals, laboratories etc. You could grow to become:
- Laboratory manager/Consultant/supervisor
- Health care Administrator
- Hospital Outreach coordination
- Laboratory information system Analyst/Consultant
- Educational consultant / coordinator/ director
- Health and safety officer etc.
Medical technologists are also needed in industry like pharmaceutical for positions in product development, marketing, sales, quality assurance, environmental health and insurance, among others.
The MLT diploma programme enables to work in hospitals; public and private clinical laboratories, ambulatory healthcare services – blood and organ banks, out-patient care centres and laboratory instrument sales and service firms.
A further specialisation could open opportunities for you to work in research, forensic, pharmaceutical and industrial laboratories.