Graduate Success Rate
Continuing Education: 0%
Average Graduate Salary: $46,911
The statistics and figures listed above are based upon the Career Survey administered by Oregon Tech's Career Services Office for the graduating class of 2010. The success rate is calculated as the percentage of survey respondents employed, continuing education, or inactive within six months after graduation. Those who are inactive are not seeking employment for a variety of reasons. Average graduate salaries encompass all alumni within a given discipline.
Demand for clinical laboratory scientists is outstanding
Today there is a greater demand than supply of trained clinical laboratory scientists. Graduates have a wide choice of practice settings: hospitals, independent laboratories, clinics, public health facilities, forensic crime laboratories, sales and marketing of diagnostic instruments and reagents, federal and state regulatory agencies, and research and development of future clinical tests and instruments. In addition a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science provides an excellent background for admission to other professional programs, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and podiatry.
The annual starting salary for new clinical laboratory science graduates in the Western United States ranges from $55,000 to $60,000. Higher salaries are available for working evening and/or night shifts. Experienced clinical laboratory supervisors and managers can attain salaries in the range of $70,000 to $80,000.
Please see the provided link from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians