Important Statistics When Considering a Career as a
Medical Laboratory Technologist

To help you make a good decision about whether to pursue a degree in the Medical Laboratory Technology program, CVCC/Centra School of Medical Laboratory Technology want you to know:

The average graduation rate for the past three years is 88%.
  • 100% or 5 out of 5 students scheduled to graduate in 2017 went on to graduate.
  • 67% or 4 out 6 of students scheduled to graduate in 2016 went on to graduate.  
  • 100% or 7 out of 7 students scheduled to graduate in 2015 went on to graduate.
The average pass rate on the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification national exam (within one year of graduation) for the past three years is 93%.
  • 100% of the 2017 graduates passed the exam.
  • 100% of the 2016 graduates passed the exam.
  • 86% of the 2015 graduates (6 out of 7 students) passed the exam.
The average graduate placement rate (within one year of graduation) for the past three years is 100%.
  • All of the 2017 graduates (100%) found jobs in the field.
  • All of the 2016 graduates (100%) found jobs in the field.
  • All of the 2015 graduates (100%) found jobs in the field.

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.

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 (full-time).