Careers in Medical Laboratory Sciences

The career outlook for those with a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences is excellent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the field are expected to grow faster than average through 2026. Over 80% of our program’s alumni are working in the field within six months of graduation ­– many have jobs waiting for them upon graduation.

Medical laboratory scientists work in hospital labs and many other settings including:

  • Research labs
  • Blood banks
  • Public health (state and community) departments
  • Environmental testing laboratories
  • Physician’s offices
  • Veterinary and zoo laboratories
  • Forensics (state and municipal crime labs)
  • Education
  • Health administration (as lab mangers, directors, quality assurance and safety officers and computer operations managers)
  • Consulting
  • Infection control
  • Sales and marketing (biomedical equipment and supply companies, pharmaceutical companies)

Contact Us

Medical Laboratory Sciences
DuSable Hall 161
DeKalb, IL 60115

Ellen Olsen
Program Coordinator

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