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Career Opportunities

Medical Laboratory Technicians have many career opportunities working in Hospital Laboratories, Clinics, Physician's Offices, Public Health Laboratories. Reference Laboratories, Veterinarian Laboratories, Sales and Marketing.



More information on laboratory professions:

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) – http://www.ascp.org

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) – http://www.ascls.org

Labs are Vital – http://www.labsarevital.com



Job Outlook/Salaries
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor projects that the employment of medical laboratory technicians and scientists will increase by 14% through the year 2016. According to Jobs Rated Almanac, medical laboratory science has 25% job growth and good job security. Among health related professions, it currently ranks #3. In 2008, the median salary for medical laboratory technicians was about $38,400, and $47,840 annually for medical laboratory scientists, based on geographic location. Currently there is a shortage in many parts of the country guaranteeing employment and higher salaries for graduates.

Cindy Parsons, MT (ASCP) , Program Director - 903.434.8250


    
 
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