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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Major Information

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology; medical microbiology; immunohematology; immunology; clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science 

Sample Occupations

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist 
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician 
  • Biochemist*
  • Chemical Technician 
  • Histotechnologist 
  • Microbiologist*
  • Clinical Dietitian* 
  • Laboratory Tester
  • Medical Equipment Technician
  • Sales Representative (Chemicals & Drugs)
  • Sales Representative (Medical Equipment)
  • Cytogenetic Technologist
  • Pathologist*
  • Research Assistant 

Sample Work Settings

  • Hospitals 
  • Private Practices
  • Private Laboratory 
  • Blood Bank
  • Federal and State Government 
  • Trauma Center 
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • Medical Technology Companies
  • University Health Center 
  • Health Clinics
  • Senior Primary Care Centers
  • Cancer Treatment Centers
  • Public Health Institutions 
  • Independent Statewide Agencies 
  • Clinical Laboratories

Sample Employers

  • Memorial University Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital
  • American Red Cross 
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Emory Healthcare
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Army
  • Augusta University Health
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Northside Hospital
  • Southeast Georgia Health System
  • Wellstar Health System
  • St. Mary’s Health Care System
  • ChenMed
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Pride Health 
  • Immucor Inc. 
  • Gwinnett Medical Center
  • Bio-Rad
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion 
  • Greenville Health System
  • McLeod Health
  • HCA Healthcare 
  • Quest Diagnostics 

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Professional Organizations

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science 

American Society for Clinical Pathology

American Medical Technologists 

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

American Society for Microbiology 

American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

American Society for Cytotechnology 

American Association of Blood Banks 

Clinical Laboratory Management Association

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Medical Laboratory Science Club

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 

Health Sciences Student Association (HSSA)

Last updated: 9/21/2022