Medical Laboratory Sciences
The medical laboratory scientist’s role in the health care team is to perform laboratory procedures accurately and precisely in order to aid in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Most medical laboratory scientists are employed in medical laboratories in settings such as hospitals, clinics, reference labs and physicians’ offices. The medical laboratory scientist also has the skills necessary for employment in related areas such as laboratory and pharmaceutical sales; quality assurance in industries such as food, beverage, chemicals, milling and plastics; office laboratory consulting, forensic medicine, research, molecular diagnostics and veterinary medicine. The bachelor degree may also be used as a foundation for graduate study in health professions.