Employment: Opportunities throughout the Country
Many locations throughout the nation are reporting a need for medical technologists/clinical laboratory scientists.
Clinical Laboratory Scientists work in a variety of areas including:
Analyze the results of blood and other body fluid samples using sophisticated blood cell analyzers, microscopes, and other equipment to detect anemia, leukemia, hemostatic disorders, meningitis, hereditary disorders, and many other conditions and diseases
Operate and analyze data from sophisticated chemical analyzers to detect diseases such as diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and heart attack, and monitor the effectiveness of therapy.
Analyze samples for the presence and quantity of antibodies or antigens to diagnose and monitor diseases
Type donor and recipient blood and test for compatibility in preparation for blood component therapy
Identify microorganisms that cause infections and identify antibiotics that are effective in eliminating microorganisms
Train laboratory employees, teach medical technology students, and lecture or consult in academic settings
Serve as consultants to laboratory services working to develop inventory controls, monitor quality, and teach personnel
Serve as managers of clinical laboratories, supervising personnel and implementing quality management practices