Important Statistics When Considering a Career as a
Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT)
To help you make a good decision about whether to pursue a degree in the Medical Laboratory Technology program, CVCC
and Centra School of Medical Laboratory Technology want you to know that, according to the latest information-
100% or 3 out of 3 students scheduled to graduate in 2013 went on to graduate.
88% or 7 out of 8 students scheduled to graduate in 2012 went on to graduate.
All of the 2013 graduates (100%) and all (7) of the seven graduates in 2012 (100%) found jobs in the field. Graduates are working in hospitals or physicians'
Graduates are working in hospitals or physicians' offices throughout Virginia. Generally, new graduates employed by a
hospital have either evening shift hours (from 3:00 – 11:00 p.m.) or night shift hours (from 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.).
They also rotate weekend and holiday hours which generally have a shift differential pay incentive.
100% of the 2013 graduates and 100% of the 2012 graduates successfully passed the American Society of Clinical
Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification national exam.
Salaries for new graduates will vary depending on the geographical location, type of facility (physician’s office,
hospital, industry), and hours of employment (some shifts pay a differential). The entry-level salary for a Lynchburg
hospital employed MLT (ASCP certified) without a shift differential is approximately $17.00 per hour or $34,170 per year