A Growing Need
Essentially, a clinical laboratory scientist is a medical detective – a fundamental part of medical teams. Using molecular, microbiological and hematological procedures, a CLS provides indispensible information to help doctors diagnose and treat patients.
Clinical lab scientists most often work for medical research laboratories, private clinics, health departments, pharmaceutical companies, drug and health care equipment sales, humanitarian efforts, research projects, veterinary clinics and education institutions, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Luckily for job seekers in the field, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified clinical laboratory scientists. As the population ages and new technology is developed, the need will continue to grow.