When you get a diagnosis as the result of a medical test, do you ever stop to consider who ran that test?
Probably not. Still, about 70 percent of medical diagnoses are made with information from the laboratory provided by medical laboratory scientists.
The demand for medical laboratory scientists is expected to rise by at least 13 percent through 2020, according to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. And salaries are also on the rise, with the median wage, based on location, estimated at $56,870. The unemployment rate of medical laboratory scientists is less than 2 percent, which is matched only by that of pharmacy technicians.
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