Medical Laboratory Science Career Opportunities

Demand for medical laboratory scientists is outstanding

Today there is a greater demand than supply of trained medical 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 medical 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 medical 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