Careers and Jobs
Some laboratory professionals have leadership roles as supervisors, managers or educators in the laboratory setting or in an educational institution.
The primary position a laboratory professional may obtain is in a laboratory setting within a hospital, clinic or reference laboratory but the skills acquired through the academic program and employment are also desirable in:
The ASCP's now offers two new careers brochures. "How You Can Become a Medical Laboratory Professional" is now available. You can download the PDF or order hardcopies. You can also purchase a packet of career materials that contains this brochure, a poster, magnets, and a summary of the most recent Wage and Vacancy surveys. ASCP also offers the new "Heroes in the Medical Laboratory" careers brochure. Download the PDF or order hardcopies.
WSU Clinical Laboratory Science graduates typically find jobs in their desired professional areas over 90 percent of the time. According to career information provided by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, the national average annual salary for a CLS is $48,000 with the salaries in Minnesota typically being higher. These salary averages vary with location and institution.
Clinical Laboratory Science