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Clinical Laboratory Science Careers Overview

Today, over 3,000 laboratory tests are used for diagnostic evaluations. With the completion of the Human Genome Project, introduction of new medical technologies will cause this number to more than double. Because of these medical and technological advances, the clinical laboratory science career field is growing faster than the average for all other occupations1. As a result, highly trained clinical laboratory scientists will be needed to perform these tests and interpret their results. A DeVry University education can help you gain these talents and take your place in this rewarding clinical laboratory science occupation.

Areas of Opportunity


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from DeVry University, you'll be prepared to perform heroic roles in health care everyday.

  • Work with a dynamic team of health care professionals, you'll perform tests in a lab setting to determine disease and evaluate treatment
  • Work for manufacturers of lab equipment, supplies, or home and laboratory diagnostic kits
  • Hold a supervisory position in product development, marketing, or sales

Industries


Clinical laboratory scientists are in hot demand in a number of diverse environments, including:

  • Biotechnology firms
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Clinics
  • Diagnostic testing companies
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Government agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Medical equipment companies
  • National Institute of Health
  • Peace Corps/Vista
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Physician's offices
  • Private & nonprofit organizations
  • Research foundations
  • State and Municipal Departments of Health
  • U.S. Armed Services
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of State

Career Options

 

DeVry University graduates in Clinical Laboratory Science will be prepared for careers such as:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Blood Bank Technologist
  • Chemist
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Medical Librarian
  • Medical Equipment Sales Rep
  • Microbiologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Toxicologist

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Health Sciences.