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Department Graduate Success

Medical technologists are among the allied health professionals most in demand in today's healthcare industry. A national shortage of medical technologists has markedly increased job prospects in both the medical setting and in industry.

Marist medical technology graduates have experienced 100 percent employment success since the first graduating class in 1985. Many students secure employment before graduation and all find positions within a few months of beginning their job search.

Graduates perform diagnostic analyses in hospitals, clinics, private laboratories and government health agencies. They can work as generalists or specialize in a particular discipline, such as clinical microbiology. Career opportunities also exist in teaching and research at universities and medical centers, as well as in the research, marketing, and technical service areas of medical products industries. Administrative or management roles are available for those with advanced degrees and experience.

Graduates have found employment with such prestigious institutions as:

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Bayer Corporation
  • bioMerieux Vitek, Inc.
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Duke Medical Center
  • Lahey Clinic
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

Nationally-recognized hospitals at which Marist Medical Technology graduates are employed:

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill

At least one graduate from Marist's Medical Technology program was initially employed, or is currently employed, at each of the hospitals on this list. Each hospital is either among the nation's top 20 overall hospitals, or is among the top several specialty hospitals, as listed by US News & World Report.

Since May 1998, 19 of the program's 63 graduates, as well as 2 additional students who earned categorical certification, have been employed by these hospitals. Several other graduates were interviewed and/or offered positions at these and similar hospitals (e.g., the Mayo Clinic), but chose to work at other employers.

Marist's program also prepares its majors for graduate studies. A master's degree can lead to positions such as epidemiologist, physician assistant, or pathologist's assistant. A bachelor of science degree in medical technology, coupled with a master's degree in business administration, is ideal for management positions in healthcare facilities or industry, while a doctorate leads to exciting careers in research and education. Medical technology is a particularly good choice of undergraduate major for those interested in professional school (e.g., medical, osteopathic, dental, optometry, etc.) because it provides an excellent foundation in diagnostic medicine.

Graduates have pursued advanced degrees at the following colleges and universities:

  • Albany Medical College
  • Fordham University
  • MCP Hahnemann University
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • Northeastern University
  • Pace University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Tulane University
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of New Haven, Sacramento Satellite Campus
  • Yale University