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Medical Laboratory Science

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The Detectives of Medicine.

Wilkes University has a long-standing tradition of educating students who become health care professionals in a variety of community settings -- large and small, rural and urban.

Upon completion of three years of undergraduate...

education at Wilkes, you may apply and be accepted to any medical technology program affiliated with the national medical technology certification board.

Following graduation from a program, you will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from Wilkes, and will be eligible for certification as a clinical laboratory scientist.

Clinical Laboratory Scientists are...

professionals who analyze patients' specimens to determine causes of diseases and to monitor medical treatment.

They are highly trained scientists who work with the most advanced equipment to discover answers. Their studies include intensive clinical work in urinalysis & body fluids, hematology, chemistry, transfusion medicine, immunology, parasitology, bacteriology, mycology, and management & education.

While most clinical laboratory scientists work in...

health care/biotechnology laboratories, this is also an ideal major for those students planning to pursue a career in molecular research, forensic science, pathology, veterinary labs, or pharmaceutical labs. The Centers for Disease Control, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute for Health all employ clinical laboratory scientists.

A current national shortage in qualified...

laboratory scientists has created an excellent job market for graduates with this high-level training; the added advantage is that the career does not require post-graduate work to obtain an entry-level position.

Graduates of Wilkes' affiliate, the Robert Packer Medical Technology Program in Sayre, PA, currently have a 100% employment rate, with starting salaries ranging from $31,000-$39,000.

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