Emory Healthcare Medical Laboratory Science Program

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Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine today. A Medical Laboratory Scientist (Medical Technologist) conducts detailed clinical laboratory tests for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease, as well as monitoring ongoing treatment. Working with blood samples and other body fluids and tissues, a Medical Laboratory Scientist performs a broad range of complex, quantitative lab tests, from biological screening to molecular analysis.

The demand for qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists is growing rapidly. Hospital laboratories, physician's offices, public health agencies, research laboratories — all need Medical Laboratory Scientists. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the field is growing much faster than the national average, due mainly to increases in population and new diagnostic tests. The department also rates future job opportunities for MLS as "excellent."

If you have a four-year degree (preferably in science), becoming a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist might be the right path for you. Find out more by exploring our website now.