Advancements in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease can often be linked to the work of Clinical Laboratory Scientists. Working with pathologists and physicians, these medical technologists use precise methodology to develop data from human blood, tissue, and fluid. With this information they can establish and monitor quality assurance and improvement as well as discover new procedures to combat medical challenges. Areas of concentration for Clinical Laboratory Scientists include hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, and immunology.
Salary: $52,000 to $75,000
Education and Professional Requirements:
Individuals must complete at least 1 year of professional/clinical education in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree.
Career Category: Clinical Laboratory Technology
- Auburn University at Montgomery – School of Sciences
- Tuskegee University
- University of Alabama at Birmingham – Department of Diagnostic & Therapeutic Sciences
- University of South Alabama – College of Allied Health Professions
Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree or Post-Bs Certificate
Professional Organizations:American Society for Clinical Laboratory ScienceAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology312-541-4999