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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, projected job growth is 22%, much faster than the average occupation. According to Jobs Rated Almanac, medical laboratory science has 25% job growth and good job security. Among health related professions, it currently ranks #3.  The latest information shows the median annual wage for medical laboratory technicians is about $37,240.  Currently there is a shortage in many parts of the country guaranteeing employment and higher salaries for graduates.

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