Career Spotlight: Clinical Laboratory Scientist

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist works as a healthcare detective, generating laboratory data to detect such illnesses as cancer, heart attacks, diabetes and bacterial or viral infections.  Although these scientists have limited direct patient contact, they are a vital member of the healthcare team that diagnoses and treats patients. 

Career opportunities are numerous and can involve work in a hospital setting, public health laboratory, forensic science laboratory or with Indian Health Services.  The Baylor program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences includes biology and chemistry courses that culminate with a one year internship in a hospital or university setting. 

For more information on this career path, visit www.ascls.org or contact Career Counseling.

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