Medical Laboratory Science

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Profession Information

Occupational Outlook

The median annual wage for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians was $53,120 in May 2019. Overall employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures.

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MLS Traits & Skills

  • Have a strong interest in science, especially biology and chemistry
  • Have a strong desire to help people
  • Like challenges and responsibility
  • Like to solve problems and puzzles
  • Are a team player
  • Work well under pressure
  • Are self-motivated
  • Enjoy working with computers and state-of-the-art technology
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Are willing to persevere to find the right answer
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The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) provides dynamic leadership and vigorously promotes all aspects of clinical laboratory science practice, education and management.



The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, certification and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals across the globe.



Cara Calvo

Program Director


Phone: 435-879-4971

Office: Taylor 257

Cindy Clark

Academic Advisor


Phone: 435-879-4809

Office: HPC 343

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207