Clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) or medical technologists (MTs) perform laboratory tests necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Clinical laboratory scientists oversee many laboratory operations and supervise medical laboratory technicians and other personnel. They often work with pathologists, other physicians, and scientists, using computers, chemicals, microscopes and other instruments to examine and perform tests on body fluids and tissues. CLS/MT graduates can assume supervisory positions with experience.
Where to Get Education
Bachelor's degree with clinical education. Certification with The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or the American Medical Technologists (AMT) preferable.