I am currently considering going into this field and I was wondering if there are any clinical laboratory scientists out there to answer some of my questions.
First, what does the future hold for clinical laboratory scientists?
Will CLS be in demand in the next 20 years?
For those who are currently Clinical Laboratory Scientists, do you regret going into this field?
What are the pros and cons in working as a CLS?
I’ve heard you can specialize in a much more specific portion of CLS like hematology, microbiology, cytology, etc.. If so what is the most sought after specialty by companies/hospitals?
What was your starting salary?
And what does your salary look like now after x months/years of experience?
Can a current clinical laboratory scientist please answer these questions for me? I’d be eternally grateful if you could take the time to answer these questions.
What does each do in a typical day?
What kind of things they have to do during the day?
how about the salary they get?is it enough to live comfortably?
how much does a student doctor get ?
I'm fascinated with medicine, diseases, and the way the human body works, so naturally I would like to work somewhere in the medical field. Only problem is that i don't know where exactly. I have time to decide still, as I am still only a junior in high school, but I'm beginning to look at colleges and planning out my future. In school, i really accel in subjects such as honors level chemistry, algebra II/trigonometry, and biology. Next year i plan to take AP chemistry, calculus AB, psychology, and possibly biology, and i will also be taking honors anatomy. With these courses, i hope to gain a better understanding of things that will help me in the medical field. But what i really want to know is what feilds of medicine combine my strengths of chemistry, math, and biology?
There is Histologist, Phlebotomist, what else?
I have a BS in Medical Technology (Clinical Laboratory Science). I'm currently working as Medical Technologist in one of the Busiest Hospitals in Texas. I have been working in different departments (Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, Urinalysis, and Coagulation) for two years. What would be a good Master's to get a job right after I finish the program. Thank you
Normally people move upward from executive->supervisor->manager->ceo,but can a chemist do?I'm lost without a dream or career target..
Im a boy andI want to do Bsc MLT. but my friends told me that it is too girly to go into. Perhaps i should take Aircraft Engineering or something which is manly. But i'm not interested in those things. However, from you guys i really wanna a feed back now.
-What kind of work do you do? Can you please describe your daily activity in sequence?
-Is the job repetitive? If yes, why is it?
-What kind of career path in the future is available to it? What are the options?
-Does hospital lay off scientists in favor of technicians?
-Is there a certain quota of specimen you have to analyze? Do hospitals or lab require you to overwork by having large amount of samples?
-When working, are you always busy? What do you spend the most of your time on?
-What is the most gruesome experience that a MT has to face? What is the negative aspect of being a MT?
-What is the positive aspect of being a MT?
-Would you recommend this job to a person? Do you think the education is worth it?
-Does a master of CLS or a bachelor of CLS or a limited trainee program offer different benefits in term of employment or career advancement?
-Is being specific in term of being microbiology, blood bank, molecular, immunology technologist and cytotechnologist relevant in term of employment or career advancement? Should I follow a specific track or general track (looking for programs that is general)?
-After employment as a microbiology or blood bank or molecular or immunology technologist and cytotechnologist, is switching from one to the other possible?
-Do you satisfy with the salary you are getting now in term of the amount of work you have to do?
-Why do you become a CLS?
Does any one know about the differences and such ... is it worth it to get the bachalors degree for medical technologist since they do a lot of the same thing ? .. will the salary definitely be more? .. i dunno if this makes a difference or not either but i do live in minnesota ... anyone know the job outlook for them or anything ? .. i am just having a really hard time deciding if i wanna go to school for one of these and if so which one ... so anything helps here .. thanks so much !
I need to decide course that I want to pursue in university soon, I want to have a career that involved chemistry, but my parents are not encouraging it as they are not sure whether there are many choices available for a chemistry graduate. I am good in Maths and Chemistry, please help.
Ex: chemist..etc. pls it's my assignment...
My mother has a keen passion to be buried in Saudi Arabia, and she is finishing her medical fellowship in Hematology/Oncology--Cancer treatment--and was wondering if there are jobs for her in anywhere in Saudi Arabia or in countries close to Saudi Arabia? I, personally, don't want her to go there because she can have a great life here in US, but she wants to help Muslim women who have cancers; but I think that Muslim women are not allowed to work there or are paid less than men, because if they are paid less than men, then that just sucks. Please help!
So I'm at an awkward point in my career...
I graduated with a bachelor's in biology, originally intending to go to medical school. My junior year of college, however, I decided the prospect of medical school was extremely daunting. Being a physician is a huge responsibility, obviously, and I just wasn't 100?ure that I was up for the challenge. I didn't want to pour myself into such an intense career without being completely sure that I was making the right decision. After graduation, I tried my hand at some internships (science writing, sales etc.) but I really missed hands on science. Biology is kind of a stepping stone degree, so once I realized I didn't have any stones in sight I decided to go back to school. I read about a degree in clinical laboratory science and it seemed perfect for me. I love science, I had the the majority of the pre-reqs covered, and I knew CLS's were in pretty high demand in my area. I finished my clinicals and was hired immediately into a reference lab where I work in hematology.
So fast forward three years later. I am seriously bored with my job. I feel like a machine - process samples, load samples on analyzer, count 100 cells. Repeat times a million. Yes I get the occasional fascinating case, but I count 100 cells and then send it to the pathologists who get to do the fun work of interpreting the results. I've gotten about a 50 cent raise each year... My friends in other professions are moving up, making more money.... and I am bored as hell and making not quite a dollar fifity more than I was making when I was hired. And the only way to make more is to go into lab management.... in which you pretty much are in charge of ordering, setting up statistics on the analyzers, dealing with cranky clients, and money issues (am I right here? Because that's what it seems like my managers do...). There's not much science or bench involvement with management. I went to school for this because I love science, not because I want to go in to business management. I'm just so frustrated because while life isn't about the paycheck, I would like to be in a career where I feel like I am able to advance and make more money further down the road. I feel like I have hit a huge dead end. I have thought about taking a job in blood bank or micro for a change, but really it comes down to the same problem... The only way to make money is to head up to management. I feel like the only way to advance in my field but keep the hands on science aspect is to become a pathologist. I think I would actually really like this... and I would definitely get the challenge I'm looking for. However, it's four years of school, plus a residency... And I'm 27, engaged , already paying off student loans and would like to have children before I'm 40. Is it worth it?
So all that being said... What are some career options for me? Options where I can actually earn some money? I love science. I have a background in both CLS and biology. I am definitely a "behind the scenes" type of person. I'm not totally averse to patient contact, but I definitely prefer working with science and concepts than people. I know I would not enjoy nursing. I don't know much about research, but I am open to it (just extremely confused as to how to get your foot in the door). I love school and have a very competitive GPA. Does medical school sound right for me?
Any advice would be helpful, especially from any MD's out there. Sorry for the whiny post, I'm just really looking for a career where I not only have upward mobility, but where I can be challenged on a daily basis. I hear the women I work with tell me how much they hate their jobs every day and it's depressing. I'm too young to hate my career choice! Time for a change!