Medical Laboratory Science

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What Can I Do With A Major In…
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
General Information:
Over 319,000 Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Technicians hold jobs in the US today.
Since the development of this career profession in the 1920s, laboratory professionals have played
a vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease. Medical Technologists perform complex
chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological analyses. The
clinical internship provided in the UCCS Medical Laboratory Science program is in conjunction with
the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Students are required to attend an eleven week student
laboratory in Omaha, Nebraska, and will then return to Colorado Springs for the remaining nine
months of clinical training at affiliate hospital laboratories. Degree or Certificate options are
available.
Career Possibilities:
After the completion of the clinical year, students are eligible to take the American Society of
Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. The MLS
(ASCP) certification allows individuals to practice/work in hospital laboratories throughout the
United States.
*Medical/Clinical Laboratory Technologists
* May require further education or certification
Statistics:
· 2013 Annual median salary for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists is $60,000;
employment is expected to grow 24% by 2020.
UCCS Clubs:
Go to http://sll.uccs.edu/Clubs and log into Mountain Lion Connect in the top corner for a list of
clubs or contact the SGA Office for more information, 719.255.3470 or [email protected]
For more information:
www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/how-to-become-a-medical-laboratory-technician.html
www.americanmedtech.org/Certification/MedicalTechnologist.aspx
Sources:
Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.acinet.org
online.onetcenter.org
http://www.mymajors.com/
www.worldwidelearn.com
www.simplyhired.com
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