Medical laboratory science (MLS) is a branch of medicine dealing with laboratory analyses used in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease as well health maintenance. Successful MLS students generally like science and laboratory work. They love solving the diagnostic puzzle, and many incorporate additional science courses into their studies to allow for admission into a variety of graduate schools including medicine, forensics and pharmacy. If you have ever been fascinated by what you saw looking through a microscope, what you watched happen in a test tube or what you found growing in Petri dish, this major could be for you.
Career opportunities for MLS graduates are expanding and the job market is good. Think of how many medical laboratory procedures are now standard protocol: cholesterol testing, drug screening, DNA analysis, microbiological cultures, etc. As the population in the U.S. ages and the capabilities of medical laboratories expand, there is no end in sight for increased demand for medical laboratory services.
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