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Career Plannng: "What Can I Do With A Major In...?"


What Can I Do With a Major In Clinical Laboratory Science?


BulletStudents with a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science could pursue a variety of career opportunities. Any career reflective of their skills, interests, values, personal style, etc., could be attainable with good self-marketing skills. Some career opportunities will require advanced study.


BulletHospital Laboratories

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BulletHematology BulletBacteriology
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BulletUrinalysis BulletHealth promotion and education specialist

Specialist in:
  — clinical bacteriology
  — chemistry
  — coagulation
  — cytogenetics
  — drug analysis (toxicology)
  — endocrinology
  — hematology
  — immunology

  — immunohematology

  — infection control
  — microbiology
  — medical mycology
  — parasitology
  — serology
  — tissue typing
  — toxicology
  — virology


Some of the responsibilities of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist may include:

  • performing tests of fluid, blood, and tissue samples;
  • managing a lab which employs a team of specialists, managing administrative aspects of that lab;
  • heading up research projects to develop new laboratory techniques
  • pursuing clinical research;
  • operating, maintaining and troubleshooting of clinical instruments;
  • operating computer systems for data input, retrieval and analysis of informationmaintaining and improving laboratory practices and quality control;
  • managing inventory for the laboratory;
  • teaching students and health care personnel proper laboratory practices.

To learn more about these careers, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH can show you training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and more...


Related clinical laboratory science links:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences


American Medical Technologists


American Society for Clinical Pathology


American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science



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