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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...

Dopp
2 years ago  |  Comments (16)  |  + 40 Cool
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Juls Count Down
I am so proud of you!
#1  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
Newbs RoosterSpeak
Hells yeah dude! You'll do great, I know it.
#2  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
swooper74 Sponsor
Cool stuff dude, best of luck to you!
#3  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
mowhat22 Thats better
Good luck buddy! I'm sure your transition back to schooling will be much more productive than mine was.
#4  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Nat is awesome
That is awesome!!! Don't worry, you'll do fine in school.
#5  Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago  |  + 1 Zing!
Zeke
That's awesome! You'll be great brah, don't sweat it. And don't let the bullies take your lunch money!
#7  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
Linh PayItForward
You've got this!

and we're here to cheer ya on!
#8  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Tamari
Awesome man. Good change!
#9  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
casmarie
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 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
Larcher Sponsor
Way to go sir! Go whoop some edumkated ass. Wait....that's we're cheering for right?
#11  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
Strutter Struttering
Good luck dude!
#12  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
HAKURU_15
go for it bro, its time to do something new :)
#13  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
PGM35 Sponsor
Way to go!
#14  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
littledogs13 Whatevah
Best of luck!
#15  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Fizz
That's good to hear! Go get 'em.
#16  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
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