Bachelor's in Clinical Laboratory Science (2023)

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Clinical Laboratory Scienceis designed for students who seek aBachelor of Science degree, national certification and Florida licensure as a clinical laboratory scientist.

Your knowledge of the human body in health and disease is broadened in courses that include physiology, chemistry, human genetics, microbiology, transfusion medicine, immunology, hematology and molecular diagnostics. Clinical experiences at community laboratories are integrated within the curriculum and enhance your growth as professionals. Graduates of this program have diverse skills for employment in a clinical or research setting. The CLS curriculum also serves as a solid preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, and graduate school.

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The CLS program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880.

The following outcome measures are published yearly:

  • 2021 placement rate: 100%
  • 2021 graduation rate: 100%
  • 2021 FGCU ASCP national board of certification, pass rate: 76%
  • 2021 national pass rate: 77%
  • 2021 attrition rate: 0%

Graduates of the program will find career opportunities in a variety of settings:

  • Hospital laboratories
  • Physician group practices
  • Regional reference laboratories
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Clinical management
  • Medical and pharmaceutical sales
  • Research
  • Laboratory computer information systems
  • Product development
  • Forensic medicine
  • Clinical education
  • Public health laboratories
  • Government
  • Veterinary laboratories
  • Laboratory consultant
  • Infection control
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    Institutional Accreditation

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    Program Accreditation

    The CLS program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880.

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    Admissions Information for the 2022-2023 Catalog Year

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    Program Admission Requirements

    The BS in Clinical Laboratory Science program at FGCU has been designated as limited access. Consequently, the selection process is competitive and all qualified applicants may not be admitted to the program.

    • Submit a FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet minimum university admission requirements are required from applicants who have earned their bachelor's degree outside the United States in a country where English is not the official language. This requirement is not limited to international students.
    • Submission of a completed Clinical Laboratory Science supplemental application after completion of common prerequisites.
    • Earn a grade of C or better (a grade of C- or less is not acceptable) in each common prerequisite course.
    • Earn a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all common prerequisite courses.
    • Applicants must be admitted to FGCU and supplemental application materials must be received prior to the established deadline.

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    Program Requirements for the 2022-2023 Catalog Year

    The General Education Program Website is located at https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/

    Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements

    For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or CLS Student Guidebook for further information on milestones and progression standards.

    In addition to the program requirements, students must:

    • Earn a minimum of 123 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all course work attempted at FGCU.
    • Earn, within the 123 total credits, a minimum of 48 credits at the upper division (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
    • Earn a grade of C or above in all courses identified in Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 below. A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C.
    • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
    • Satisfy service-learning requirement. Seehttps://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/servicelearning/
    • Earn at least 25% of the coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours at FGCU.
    • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

    Program Requirements

    1. FGCU General Education Program(https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/)
      To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
    2. Common Prerequisites
      For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

      FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L)

      FGCU Course: BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: BSCX093C or (BSCX093 and BSCX093L) or BSCX085C or (BSCX085 and BSCX085L) or ZOOX733C or (ZOOX733 and ZOOX733L) or ZOOX731C or (ZOOX731 and ZOOX731L)

      FGCU Course: BSC 1086C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: BSCX094C or (BSCX094 and BSCX094L) or BSCX086C or (BSCX086 and BSCX086L) or PCBX703C or (PCBX703 and PCBX703L) or PCBX134C or (PCBX134 and PCBX134L)

      FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
      [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

      FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L)

      FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: CHMX210C or (CHMX210 and CHMX210L)

      FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laborator (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: CHMX211C or (CHMX211 and CHMX211L)

      FGCU Course: MCB 2010C Microbiology with Lab (4) or MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: MCBX013C or MCBX020C or (MCBX020 and MCBX020L) or (MCBX023 and MCBX023L) or MCBX010C or (MCBX010 and MCBX010L)

      FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: STAX014 or STAX023 or STAX024 or STAX321
      [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    3. Required Courses in the Major (60 credits)
      Minimum grade of C (not C-) is required in each course.
      BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
      HSC 3161 Genetics for Health Sciences (3)
      IHS 3101 Shaping Hlthcare in 21st Cent. (3)
      IHS 3203 Mgmt. & Leadership in Hlthcare (3)
      IHS 4504 Research Methods in HealthCare (3)
      IHS 4938 Senior Seminar (3)
      MLS 3038 Essentials of Clinical Lab Sci (3)
      MLS 3220 Biological Fluid Analysis (2)
      MLS 4191 Molecular Diagnostics (3)
      MLS 4308 Hematology/Hemostasis (3)
      MLS 4404 Diagnostic Microbiology (3)
      MLS 4462 Diagnostic VMP (3)
      MLS 4505 Clinical Immunology (2)
      MLS 4550 Immunohematology & Transfusion (3)
      MLS 4627 Clinical Biochemistry (3)
      MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicu (3)
      MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicu (3)
      MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum (3)
      MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Prac (3)
      MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum (2)
      PCB 4233C Immunology (3)
    4. University Requirements (3 credits)
      IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
    5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

    Total Credits Required: 123

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    *A course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division of an academic discipline (for example, ACG for Accounting , BSC for Biological Science, ENC for English Composition). See the Degree Requirements page for a list of courses (with prefix and number) that can be used to fulfill degree requirements.

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    Academic Learning Compact

    Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.

    Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

    Graduates will be able to:

    1. Collect, process, and analyze biological specimens from patients, such as body fluids, cells,and other substances, according to established clinical laboratory protocol.
    2. Practice safety procedures in the clinical laboratory environment.
    3. Practice high standards of ethical behavior in interactions within healthcare settings.
    4. Using the principles of research and inquiry, investigate clinical laboratory science problems, offer plausible solutions, and discuss findings.

    Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through assignments, examinations, and other projects completed in the following courses: IHS 3203 Management & Leadership in HSO; IHS 4938 Senior Seminar; MLS 3038C Essentials of CLS; MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicum; MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicum; MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum; MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Practicum; MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum; Students will take a mock Clinical Laboratory Science Technologist level Board of Certification Exam.

    Communication Skills

    Graduates will be able to:

    1. Using the principles of research and inquiry, investigate clinical laboratory science problems, offer plausible solutions, and discuss findings.
    2. Demonstrate professional communication skills in the health science field.

    Communication skills are assessed through assignments, examinations, and other projects completed in the following courses: IHS 3203 Management & Leadership in HSO; IHS 4938 Senior Seminar; MLS 3038C Essentials of CLS; MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicum; MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicum; MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum; MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Practicum; MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum.

    Critical Thinking Skills

    Graduates will be able to:

    1. Collect, process, and analyze biological specimens from patients, such as body fluids, cells,and other substances, according to established clinical laboratory protocol.
    2. Practice safety procedures in the clinical laboratory environment.
    3. Using the principles of research and inquiry, investigate clinical laboratory science problems, offer plausible solutions, and discuss findings.

    Critical thinking skills are assessed through assignments, examinations, and other projects completed in the following courses: IHS 3203 Management & Leadership in HSO; IHS 4938 Senior Seminar; MLS 3038C Essentials of CLS; MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicum; MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicum; MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum; MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Practicum; MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum.

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FAQs

What major is best for Clinical Laboratory Science? ›

To get into this field, you'll need a bachelor's degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science. A bachelor's degree in a science or health-related field (e.g. chemistry or microbiology) may also be considered.

What is the difference between CLS and MLT? ›

CLS's require a Bachelor's of Science degree and a one year internship at a participating CLS program. MLTs on the other hand, cannot do high-complexity testing and are directly supervised by a CLS in the laboratory. MLTs require an Associates of Science degree but not a Bachelor's of Science degree.

How do I become a Texas CLS? ›

The Texas State CLS program is a 2+2 program. This means that the first two years of your education are core courses and prerequisites. The requirements during the first two years of study include courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics along with courses in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences.

How much do medical lab scientists make in Texas? ›

The average salary for a medical laboratory scientist in Texas is $58,500 per year. Medical laboratory scientist salaries in Texas can vary between $23,000 to $89,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

What jobs can you get with a clinical science degree? ›

Job options
  • Academic researcher.
  • Clinical research associate.
  • Clinical scientist, biochemistry.
  • Clinical scientist, genomics.
  • Clinical scientist, immunology.
  • Medical science liaison.
  • Physician associate.
  • Research scientist (medical)

What is the highest paid medical laboratory scientist? ›

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $112,500 and as low as $41,000, the majority of Medical LAB Scientist salaries currently range between $56,500 (25th percentile) to $98,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $110,500 annually across the United States.

How long is CLS course? ›

TCCC Combat Lifesaver (TCCC CLS) is a 40-hour course for non-medical military personnel being deployed into combat.

What is the salary of a lab technician? ›

$57,800

Is a CLS higher than C class? ›

Luxury Level

C-Class sedans and coupes could be called second on the ladder to top Mercedes-Benz luxury. CLS coupes, on the other hand, are a bit higher, slotted between the E and S-Classes. However, you can't let pricetags confuse you about the premium features in the C family.

How hard is it to get into CLS? ›

The CLS Program receives approximately 5,500 applications each year for approximately 550 available scholarships. Depending on how many students apply to a particular language and language level in a given year, the selection rate can be even more competitive.

What is a CLS in nursing? ›

clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist (CLS/MT) a laboratory professional who has all the skills possessed by a clinical laboratory technician as well as the ability to perform complex analyses, fine line discrimination, and correction of errors.

Is CLS a major? ›

You can apply your science education to a health care career when you become a CLS major at Stony Brook. An important member of the healthcare team, clinical laboratory scientists perform tests that analyze specimens to produce data for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.

Where do clinical lab scientist get paid the most? ›

Highest paying cities for Clinical Laboratory Scientists near United States
  • Seattle, WA. $4,466 per month. 15 salaries reported.
  • Los Angeles, CA. $4,360 per month. 133 salaries reported.
  • San Diego, CA. $4,257 per month. 75 salaries reported.
  • Baltimore, MD. $4,170 per month. ...
  • Austin, TX. $4,130 per month. ...
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Is medical laboratory science a stressful career? ›

Job stress is common, with 96.1% reporting they experience "a little bit" to "a lot of stress." Most commonly, stress was related to workload or call duties. Many reported feeling overwhelmed by their workload (slightly overwhelmed: 37.6%, moderately overwhelmed: 29.2%, and very overwhelmed: 14.3%).

Is medical laboratory a good career? ›

According to Jobs Rated Almanac, medical laboratory science has 25 percent job growth and good job security. Among health related professions, it currently ranks third.

Is clinical science a medical degree? ›

The BSc in Clinical Sciences (formerly known as Health Sciences) is an intercalated degree providing medical, veterinary and dental undergraduate students with the opportunity to study the underlying scientific basis of disease and how this can transform clinical practice.

Do clinical scientists work in hospitals? ›

Working environment

You could work in an NHS or private hospital, in a laboratory or at a university.

Is clinical science the same as medicine? ›

Clinical medicine is a field of medicine that deals primarily with the practice and study of medicine based on the direct examination of the patient. This is in contrast to other science fields that focus more on the theoretical and basics of medical science.

Are clinical laboratory scientists in demand? ›

As the need for laboratory diagnostic procedures increases, medical laboratory scientists and other laboratory professionals are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment for medical laboratory scientists and other lab professionals to grow faster than average through 2030.

What do clinical lab scientist do? ›

A medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also known as a medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist, works to analyze a variety of biological specimens. They are responsible for performing scientific testing on samples and reporting results to physicians.

Can a medical laboratory scientist become a medical doctor? ›

Medical lab scientists can become medical doctors by following the same education path as other aspiring doctors by attending medical school.

What is CLS qualification? ›

Bachelor's degree (baccalaureate) with specific course requirements: 16 semester or equivalent quarter units of chemistry, which must include clinical chemistry OR analytical and biochemistry. 18 semester or equivalent quarter units of biology, which must include hematology, immunology, and medical microbiology.

What is CLS subject? ›

- General Education Course. CLS 105 Medical-Lab Terminology (CT)3 Credit hours. An introductory course for students to develop critical thinking skills and apply them to medical and laboratory terminology concepts and other health care topics related to laboratory medicine.

What do you learn CLS? ›

The CLS course teaches servicemembers how to properly provide immediate first aid on the battlefield, providing every Soldier, Airman and Sailor with the knowledge to administer potential life saving aid.

Which medical technician makes most money? ›

20 Highest Paid Non-Physician Jobs in Healthcare
  • Orthotic and Prosthetics Professionals.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists. ...
  • Radiologic and MRI Technicians. ...
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists. ...
  • Respiratory Therapist. ...

What kind of technicians make the most money? ›

From medical technicians to electricians, the earning potential of a technician is largely dependent on the industry in which they work. A career as a nuclear technician is one of the highest paying jobs that fall under the technician umbrella. Nuclear technicians tend to make salaries in the range of $80,000 per year.

How do I prepare for a lab interview? ›

Prepare to answer these sorts of general questions before your interview:
  1. Why are you interested in lab research?
  2. What drew you to apply for this position?
  3. Who do you respect in the research field and why?
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  5. What's your dream job?
  6. What do you like to do outside of work?

When did they stop making the CLS? ›

Mercedes-Benz CLS
ManufacturerDaimlerChrysler (2004–2007) Daimler AG (2007–2022) Mercedes-Benz Group (2022–present)
Production2004–present
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
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Is CLS or CLA better? ›

The CLA is the starting model and CLS is the top of the line model. Size and features wise CLS can be equated to a more sporty looking alternative to the E class. While the CLA is based on the A class.

Which is bigger CLS or E-Class? ›

The CLS is based on the E-Class, sharing its platform and technology, but it's about 20mm longer (at 4988mm) end-to-end.

Is being a CLS worth it? ›

Definitely worth it, in case I was having a bad day when taking one of the tests. The tests are not offered every week! Doing any kind of lab work pretty much requires that much time investment, and CLS certification will help you get a job in many kinds of lab, or even a job selling lab equipment.

How prestigious is CLS? ›

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is one of the most competitive scholarships in the U.S. and the most prestigious language program for U.S. citizens.

Is there a CLS shortage? ›

CLS jobs in California are especially plentiful, but those seeking jobs in the state will find variations in everything from credentialing and licensing to what their job titles are even called.

What is CLS in phlebotomy? ›

Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Clinical Laboratory Science, B.S. Phlebotomy Certificate.

What is the difference between a CLS and BLS? ›

What is the difference between BLS and ACLS? Basic Life Support (BLS) is the generic term for any form of CPR and is required for all registered nurses. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is primarily required for RNs who work in a hospital setting and care for critically ill adults.

What is CLS short for? ›

(1) (CLS) (Common Language Specification) The structure and syntax of . NET and CLI programming languages. See . NET Framework. (2) (CLear Screen) A DOS/Windows internal command that clears the screen.

Can CLS work in forensics? ›

Many CLS techniques are also used in forensics and some relatively simple forensics techniques can be brought into the CLS laboratory for a cohesive laboratory experience that simultaneously exposes interested students to both fields.

What is CLS college? ›

CLS Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an immersive summer opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America's engagement with the world.

Is medical laboratory science a professional course? ›

Medical Laboratory Science is a very dynamic profession with continuous emergence of new procedures and instruments which justify adequate orientation for operational research by Practitioners.

Is clinical scientist a good career? ›

Clinical science is a high-demand industry, so many clinical scientists earn a salary higher than the national average. The average salary for a clinical scientist varies depending on many factors, such as their title and specialisation.

How much does a medical laboratory scientist earn per month? ›

Laboratory Scientists at the mid-career stage, or those with 2 to 5 years of experience, can make as much as N150,000 to N300,000.

What is the highest paying job in clinical research? ›

High Paying Medical Research Jobs
  • Clinical Research Physician. Salary range: $191,000-$269,500 per year. ...
  • Public Health Physician. Salary range: $59,500-$186,500 per year. ...
  • Clinical Research Director. ...
  • Clinical Trial Manager. ...
  • Clinical Scientist. ...
  • Regional Clinical Research Associate. ...
  • Clinical Project Manager. ...
  • Clinical Data Manager.

Are clinical lab scientists happy? ›

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, medical laboratory technologists rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 16% of careers.

What are the disadvantages of being a lab technician? ›

It's a fast-paced job.

This job will keep you on your toes as it requires a lot of work around the lab. At times, it can be very busy or hectic, especially with the pandemic.

What is the best lab job? ›

6 high-paying laboratory jobs
  1. Laboratory technician. National average salary: $59,410 per year. ...
  2. Microbiologist. National average salary: $61,637 per year. ...
  3. Medical technologist. National average salary: $64,596 per year. ...
  4. Forensic scientist. National average salary: $69,263 per year. ...
  5. Laboratory manager. ...
  6. Cytotechnologist.
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What are the two major areas of the clinical laboratory? ›

clinical laboratory, the clinical analysis area and the anatomical and surgical pathology area. All laboratory testing is associated with one of these two areas. This department performs tests that identify diseases associated with blood and the blood-forming tissues.

What should I study to become a laboratory scientist? ›

Completing 10+2 in the science stream with physics, chemistry, math or biology as focus subjects is the primary requirement for a lab technician's role. You can join a diploma course or a degree programme related to lab technology after completing 10+2.

What to study to become a clinical scientist? ›

Qualifications needed for a career as a clinical scientist include at least a master's degree in biology, biochemistry, medical technology, or a similar field. Many clinical scientists go on to earn a Ph. D. in their field of study.

What is clinical laboratory in hospital? ›

The clinical laboratory of a hospital utilizes samples of fluids or tissues from patients to identify evidence of disease or medical conditions. The space is organized into divisions such as anatomic pathology, clinical chemistry, hematology, genetics, microbiology, phlebotomy, and the blood bank.

What do clinical labs do? ›

Clinical laboratories are healthcare facilities providing a wide range of laboratory procedures which aid the physicians in carrying out the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients.

Who leads a clinical laboratory? ›

The director of a clinical laboratory is usually a board-certified medical doctor, PhD scientist, or in some cases, a medical laboratory scientist.

Can a lab scientist become a doctor? ›

Medical lab scientists can become medical doctors by following the same education path as other aspiring doctors by attending medical school.

Are lab scientists in demand? ›

As the need for laboratory diagnostic procedures increases, medical laboratory scientists and other laboratory professionals are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment for medical laboratory scientists and other lab professionals to grow faster than average through 2030.

Is medical laboratory science a doctor? ›

D) is a professional with a six years professional doctorate degree in medical laboratory science, the medical laboratory scientist (MLS) has four years bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science and the medical laboratory technicians (MLT) has three years diploma in medical laboratory science.

How many years does it take to become a clinical scientist? ›

Lasting seven to eight years, these programs offer a fast-tracked medical and scientific education that caters to the research path in this field.

Can you be a clinical scientist with a bachelor's degree? ›

To become a clinical scientist, you need a bachelor's degree in medical lab science or related fields. You'll also need to obtain a practicing license from the occupational board in your state.

Is Clinical Science hard? ›

The content is hard as it is a lot of units in 2 years, but it is interesting and beneficial if you want to pursuit a career in medicine or the like. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a doctor, especially if you are uncomfortable with UMAT or GAMSAT.

How long are CLS programs? ›

Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) is a profession that combines the challenges and rewards of medicine and science with service to humanity. The CLS Training Program at UC Davis Health provides trainees with 12-month clinical laboratory science training.

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