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laboratory studentWith a degree in Medical Laboratory Science you can work as a medical laboratory scientist in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Clinical Research Labs
  • Reference Labs
  • Research and Development Labs
  • Health Departments
  • Academia
  • Consulting
  • Many more organizations finding answers to patients’ health questions.

Many of the careers in medical laboratory sciences allow you to work within the healthcare industry without direct patient care. This can be ideal for professionals transitioning from other healthcare professions or even those who are changing from careers in research or education. The hours for positions in this field tend to be flexible, with different types of shifts available.

In addition to pursuing careers as a medical laboratory scientist, some students use the MS in Medical Laboratory Sciences program as part of their path to medical school.