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Pre-Clinical Lab Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) work in hospitals, clinics, private laboratories, public health settings, and with pharmaceutical companies. Using laboratory equipment such as microscopes, and cell counters, clinical lab scientists perform testing on cells and fluids. They identify bacteria, viruses, toxic agents, and cancerous tumors in order to diagnosis and treat disease. The prerequisites link to the left includes course requirements, training programs, job listings, and a brief overview of the field.
The links below provide a comprehensive overview of clinical lab schools and careers.
- Overview of a Career in Clinical Laboratory Science - Career description, employment characteristics, salary, educational programs, and inquiries contact information.
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) - Search for programs nationwide in the clinical lab sciences.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook - Nature of work, training, employment, job outlook and projections, earnings and wages, and additional resources.