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Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Scientists, also known as Medical Technologists or Clinical Laboratory Scientists, serve as "Medical Detectives."  They are health care professionals who specialize in performing diagnostic tests on human tissue samples to precisely investigate the causes of patients' diseases. 

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  • Are you interested in health care?  Do you enjoy hands-on scientific work?  Do you want a career that will allow you to help people while you spend your time working in a high-tech laboratory? 

    Medical Laboratory Scientists detect diseases and provide data to help physicians determine the best treatment for patients. 98% of inpatient hospital visits require at least one laboratory test.

    Medical Laboratory Scientists are in high demand. The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects that demand for these jobs will grow by 13% from 2016-2026, which is nearly twice the average job growth rate. Pennsylvania is listed as having the 5th-highest employment for this occupation in the country.