Interprofessional Health Professions Collaboration

Medical Laboratory Scientist

Required Education & Licensure 

This profession requires a Bachelor’s degree and a passing score on the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam.

What do they do?

They perform/supervise the testing of blood, urine, spinal fluid and other body specimens to provide diagnostic data to physicians.  See program description at Armstrong Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Where do they work?

Clinical laboratories, diagnostic laboratories, and doctor’s offices

Professional Associations

Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical laboratory technologists was $57,580 in May 2012. The median annual wage for medical laboratory technicians was $37,240 in May 2012.