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Time for a change.I've been working at the same place for 7 years now and I still make less than $10 an hour. I'm not really happy with what I'm doing mostly because we're treated like children and it's become so redundant that I find myself drifting off at times. That's not good when I'm holding someone's life in my hands. So, yesterday after work I stopped by the office of a man I work with on the weekend and he's over the MLT program at Jackson State Community College and I had a talk about getting into his program and what it would take to do so.

For those who don't know, MLT stands for Medical Laboratory Technician, and I work along side of them every day. They run all the tests that get sent down to the lab for the physicians. It's an Associate's degree and after three years of working and a few more hours of class, you can test to become an MT (Medical Technologist) or CLS (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) which is the same thing, just called differently by the state and the Pathology group that certifies our lab.

What I have to do is just get readmitted to the college since I did a semester 8 years ago and do an academic fresh start to get rid of those F's I got after not showing up to my finals due to Mono. No big deal. I'm just going to have to take Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, Psychology, English, and an Elective (probably will do this one online and first). After that I can apply for the program which is 2 years. I will immediately be bumped up about 5 or 6 bucks an hour in pay for MLT and MT is another 4 dollar jump.

It's really something that has to be done. I'm excited that I'm actually doing it, but scared out of my mind about going back to school after so long. It's been 10 years this year since high school. I'm just glad I don't have to take Algebra...

1 year ago  |  Comments (16)  |  + 40 Cool
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Juls Count Down
I am so proud of you!
#1  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 3 Ditto
Newbs RoosterSpeak
Hells yeah dude! You'll do great, I know it.
#2  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
Cool stuff dude, best of luck to you!
#3  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
mowhat22 Home Opener
Good luck buddy! I'm sure your transition back to schooling will be much more productive than mine was.
#4  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
Nat is awesome
That is awesome!!! Don't worry, you'll do fine in school.
#5  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
MadCatKaine Sponsor
Heck you will be fine, the last 18 months I have been in college have been great, plus I am like 20 years older than you and that makes me an expert.
#6  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Zing!
That's awesome! You'll be great brah, don't sweat it. And don't let the bullies take your lunch money!
#7  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Funny
Linh Invisible
You've got this!

and we're here to cheer ya on!
#8  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
Awesome man. Good change!
#9  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Come do your studies here, you won't have to do psychology or other irrelevant crap... and you'd already be getting paid more for your job
#10  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Funny
Larcher Sponsor
Way to go sir! Go whoop some edumkated ass. Wait....that's we're cheering for right?
#11  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Funny
Strutter Struttering
Good luck dude!
#12  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
go for it bro, its time to do something new :)
#13  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Ditto
PGM35 Sponsor
Way to go!
#14  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
littledogs13 Whatevah
Best of luck!
#15  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
That's good to hear! Go get 'em.
#16  Posted 1 year ago  |  + 1 Cool
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