Medical Laboratory Science

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Blood Bank Technologist
  • Clinical Chemistry Technologist
  • Compliance Director
  • Cytotechnologist
  • EEG Technician/ Technologist
  • EMT
  • Genetics Counselor*
  • Histology Technologist
  • Immunologist*
  • Immunology Technologist
  • Laboratory Administrator
  • Medical Lab Manager
  • Medical Lab Scientist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Microbiology Technologist
  • Pathologist (MD)*
  • Pharmaceutical Research/ Sales
  • Phlebotomist
  • Professor*
  • Radiation Therapists*
  • Radiologic Technicians
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research Assistant

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Blood Banks
  • Dental Offices
  • Diagnostic Centers
  • Federal & State Government
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Private Industry
  • Research & Testing Labs

Minnesota Employers

  • American Red Cross
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Hutchinson Health
  • LabCorp
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Memorial Blood Centers
  • Minnesota Medical Imaging
  • Minnesota Oncology

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $47,000-$67,000
May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Accuracy
  • Analytical
  • Aptitude for science
  • Communication skills
  • Compassion
  • Dependable
  • Detail oriented
  • Dexterity
  • Good judgment
  • Independent
  • Stamina
  • Technical skills