A limited number of student positions (usually in Phlebotomy) have traditionally been available in the WCA Hospital Laboratory for qualified students who wish to work. This is a voluntary, compensated work experience. Positions typically begin in the summer prior to the start of the academic year. It is recommended that students limit their hours to 16 or less per week. Students do not work during school hours and must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
All positions are provided by WCA Hospital and are not related to the School of Medical Technology. Applications, interviews and hiring are handled by the WCA Hospital Human Resource department. Interested students should contact the Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Supervisor or Human Resource department for an employment application.
Employment After Graduation
The job placement rate for graduates of the WCA Hospital School of Medical Technology is very high with most students accepting employment positions prior to graduating from the internship program. Those students limiting their job search to a specific location or demographic may find some challenges in placement.
While it is the ultimate hope that students trained in the WCA Hospital School of Medical Technology program will choose to remain in the area to fill WCA Hospital’s staffing vacancies, the hospital does not guarantee positions to its graduates. Traditionally, a varying number of positions have been available for the graduates and those interested will participate in the application and interview process along with other potential employees.
The School does not maintain a job placement bureau, however, students are provided with lectures, mock interviews and other resources to help them with preparing their résumés and preparing for job interviews. Additional resources, including listings of job openings and interested employers, are made available.
WCA Hospital knows the quality of the professional it graduates from its School of Medical Technology. Having our graduates join our laboratory team is the ultimate goal of our hospital and laboratory. We are honored when our graduates remain at WCA and commit to helping our patients to the best of their ability. We are also proud as these new graduates join the noble endeavor to teach and guide the next class of students to become quality entry-level technologists. We hope each graduate will seriously consider joining the WCA Hospital Healthcare Team.