Career Opportunities in Clinical Laboratory Science

According to Jobs Rated Almanac, by Les Krantz, Clinical Laboratory Science ranks 16th among 250 jobs and third among 32 health-related occupations. These rankings are based on the work environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands of the job, stress, and job security.

Graduates in CLS-MLS programs work in a wide variety of areas:

  • Hospital laboratories — performing clinical testing for in-house and outside clients

  • Medical research — developing and testing cutting edge advances associated with the field of medical technology

  • Pharmaceutical industry — assuring the sterility and monitoring the composition and purity of various medications

  • Industries — designing, developing, and repairing laboratory instruments

  • Molecular biology laboratories — performing DNA analysis

  • General healthcare, environmental and forensic laboratories

  • Managing information systems