Medical technologists work behind the scenes, but students at Thomas University are bringing the profession to the forefront.
Med tech students are bringing awareness to students, faculty and the community by displaying posters depicting what they do in the lab.
Organizers say the students practice their communication skills and what they've learned by offering free cholesterol screenings.
They add it's just one side of the profession.
Jill Dennis with medical technology at Thomas University says, "We're a huge part of the health care team. We assist doctors and nurses in diagnosing illnesses and also in the treatment of diseases and illnesses."
The program director says medical technologists can work in hospitals, research facilities, and even crime labs.
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