The Medical Technology profession offers a challenging and rewarding career and employment opportunities are diverse. Although approximately 75% of medical laboratory scientists (also known as medical technologists) work in hospitals and private laboratories, they are also employed in industrial, research, public health, biomedical and forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and fertility centers. In addition to laboratory positions, medical laboratory scientists also find careers in infection control, marketing, technical sales and services, laboratory information systems, teaching and consulting. The medical laboratory scientist’s analytical, scientific and technical skills are a valuable and desired asset.
The degree is a sound basis for graduate study in Medical Technology or any of its related areas such as clinical chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, forensic sciences, management, or education. Additionally, some Medical Technology graduates pursue other health professional programs in medicine, pathology and health informatics.
Additional information in Pathology and Medical Laboratory Science can be found on the websites of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS).
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