Medical Laboratory Science

Careers in Clinical Lab Science

Medical technologists find employment in many types of laboratory settings. They assist physicians during the care, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Medical technologists also can work in all areas of laboratories or specialize in one of several sections of a clinical laboratory such as chemistry, transfusion medicine, hematology, immunology, and microbiology.

A person in this field can be employed in hospitals, clinics, doctors'' offices, research facilities, industry, public health institutions, forensic or pharmaceutical laboratories, and animal clinics.

Typical starting salaries range anywhere from $30,000 or $14.50/hour and up depending on where you are located in the country and what you are doing.


CLS students in lab

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