Career Details

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Career Overview

Clinical laboratory scientists are responsible for performing laboratory tests on samples gathered in a medical environment.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science, life sciences, medical technology, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$41,000 /yr
$61,000 /yr
$84,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including chemistry and biology!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Clinical laboratory scientists generally work in hospitals, medical laboratories, and doctor's offices. You need to have a strong stomach to do this job because of how you will be dealing with various specimens!


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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