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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Major Information

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology; medical microbiology; immunohematology; immunology; clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science 

Sample Occupations

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist 
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician 
  • Biochemist*
  • Chemical Technician 
  • Histotechnologist 
  • Microbiologist*
  • Clinical Dietitian* 
  • Laboratory Tester
  • Medical Equipment Technician
  • Sales Representative (Chemicals & Drugs)
  • Sales Representative (Medical Equipment)
  • Cytogenetic Technologist
  • Pathologist*
  • Research Assistant 

Sample Work Settings

  • Hospitals 
  • Private Practices
  • Private Laboratory 
  • Blood Bank
  • Federal and State Government 
  • Trauma Center 
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • Medical Technology Companies
  • University Health Center 
  • Health Clinics
  • Senior Primary Care Centers
  • Cancer Treatment Centers
  • Public Health Institutions 
  • Independent Statewide Agencies 
  • Clinical Laboratories

Sample Employers

  • Memorial University Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital
  • American Red Cross 
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Emory Healthcare
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Army
  • Augusta University Health
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Northside Hospital
  • Southeast Georgia Health System
  • Wellstar Health System
  • St. Mary’s Health Care System
  • ChenMed
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Pride Health 
  • Immucor Inc. 
  • Gwinnett Medical Center
  • Bio-Rad
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion 
  • Greenville Health System
  • McLeod Health
  • HCA Healthcare 
  • Quest Diagnostics 

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2
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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

Salary.Com

www.salary.com

Professional Organizations

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

http://www.ascls.org/ 

American Society for Clinical Pathology 

https://www.ascp.org/content

American Medical Technologists 

http://www.americanmedtech.org/ 

American Association for Clinical Chemistry 

http://www.aacc.org/

American Society for Microbiology 

http://www.asm.org/ 

American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

https://www.ashi-hla.org/default.aspx

American Society for Cytotechnology

http://www.asct.com/ 

American Association of Blood Banks

http://www.aabb.org/Pages/default.aspx 

Clinical Laboratory Management Association   

http://www.clma.org/

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Medical Laboratory Science Club

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 

Health Sciences Student Association (HSSA)

Last updated: 7/26/2022