Clinical Laboratory Science
1. What is the scope of practice for the designated health profession? If there are assistants or technicians within the profession, please include their scope of practice as well.
* Medical Laboratory professionals, as members of the healthcare team, contribute to the prevention of disease, and the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of pathophysiological conditions in humans. Medical laboratory personnel are responsible for assuring reliable and accurate laboratory test results.
2. In what settings might this professional work?
* Clinical laboratory technicians can work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, for-profit laboratories, ...view middle of the document...
4. What are the educational requirements for the designated health profession? If there are assistants or technicians within the profession, please include their educational requirements as well.
* Clinical laboratory technologists must hold a bachelor's degree in medical technology or one of the life sciences. Topics of instruction include chemistry, mathematics and microbiology. Courses in computer science and business management may also be required.
Clinical Laboratory Technicians
* Clinical laboratory technicians are required to hold either an associate's degree or a certificate in medical laboratory technology. Certificate programs in medical technology are available at community colleges, hospitals and vocational schools as well as through the Armed Forces. Typical coursework includes chemistry, biology, hematology and urinalysis.
5. Is there licensure or certification required for the profession?
* Many states require clinical laboratory technologists to be licensed. Licensing guidelines vary by state and specialty but generally require applicants to have a bachelor's degree and pass a licensing examination.
* Certification is preferred by many clinical laboratory employers....