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Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

-Certification/licensure is usually required for medical laboratory work.
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Career Information

Possible Job Titles

  • *Administrator, HMO
  • Biological researcher
  • *Biostatistician
  • Bacteriologist
  • *Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • *Cytotechnologist
  • *Data analyst
  • *Dental hygienist
  • *Dentist
  • Educator
  • Environmental Health Scientist
  • *Epidemiologist
  • Flow Cytometry Scientist
  • *Forensic Scientist
  • *Food and drug inspector
  • *Genetic engineer
  • *Health policy consultant
  • Hematologist
  • *Histology Technologist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hospital or Laboratory Information
  • Systems Coordinator
  • Immunologist
  • Infection Control Officer
  • *Industrial hygienist
  • Laboratory Administrator
  • *Medical librarian
  • Medical illustrator
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • *Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • *Optometrist
  • *Parasitologist
  • *Pharmacist
  • *Pharmacologist
  • *Physiologist
  • *Physician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Point of Care Laboratory Testing Coordinator
  • *Professor
  • Program Director
  • Section Supervisor
  • *Toxicologist
  • *Veterinarian
  • *Zoologist

*Denotes additional education required

Typical Places of Employment

  • Animal Clinics
  • Blood Banks
  • Bioengineering Companies
  • Biotech Labs
  • Bioterrorism Labs
  • Business
  • Clinics
  • Crime labs
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Hospital laboratories
  • Molecular diagnostics lab
  • Nursing homes
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Physician's offices
  • Public health departments
  • Quality Assurance Management Offices
  • Research facilities
  • Private Industry

Typical Work Activities

  • Recording and reporting test results
  • Modifying testing procedures
  • Testing and evaluating samples
  • Providing leadership
  • Using the latest technology and equipment
  • Drug testing
  • Quality control and quality assurance analysis
  • Set up and interpretation of microbiological cultures
  • Automated cell counting and sorting
  • Organizing and supervising lab operations
  • Assisting physicians during care, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Microscopy of blood, body fluids and microorganisms
  • Manual and automated biochemical analysis of human specimens
  • Blood transfusion services- cross matching, identifying compatible blood

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • Career in Focus - Medical Technicians
  • 150 Careers in the Health Care Field
  • Job Opportunities for Health and Science Majors
  • Job Opportunities in Health and Science
  • Health Care Job Explosion

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

  • Medical Technologist Career Profiles in Action
  • Medical Sales Careers
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Resumes for Health and Medical Careers
  • Resumes and Personal Statements for Health Professionals

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Sharon Arbeene 1983 Applications Scientist Beckman Coulter, INC
Brooke Landing 2005 Histotechnologist St. Francis Hospital
Kimberly Miles 2006 Clinical Laboratory Scientist Johns Hopkins Hospital
Meghan Smith 2004 Medical Technologist PRMC

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