To become a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), you typically need to complete a post-secondary education program that leads to a diploma or an associate degree in medical laboratory technology. The specific requirements to become an MLT may vary depending on your location and the institution you attend, but the general steps to become an MLT are as follows:

1.      Obtain a high school diploma or equivalent: To enroll in a medical laboratory technology program, you typically need a high school diploma or equivalent.

2.      Complete a medical laboratory technology program: Enroll in an accredited medical laboratory technology program that typically takes two years to complete. During the program, you will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory testing, including hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, and immunology.

3.      Obtain clinical training: As part of your medical laboratory technology program, you will need to complete a clinical training component, which involves working in a laboratory under the supervision of a licensed medical laboratory technician or technologist.

4.      Obtain certification: In some countries or states, MLTs need to obtain certification or registration to practice. You will need to pass an examination offered by a certifying agency, such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.

5.      Maintain certification: To maintain your certification, you may need to complete continuing education courses to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.

6.      Find a job: Once you have completed your education and obtained certification, you can start looking for a job in a clinical laboratory, hospital, or research laboratory.

Becoming a Medical Laboratory Technician requires a combination of education, practical training, and certification. It's important to research the specific requirements in your location and choose an accredited program that will prepare you for a successful career as an MLT.