Who Works in a Clinical Laboratory?

  • image17The dedicated professionals who work in clinical laboratories have many levels of educational preparation.
  • Click on the title for more information about each profession




Educational Level

Title


Baccalaureate
(4 Year Degree Program)


Clinical Laboratory Scientist - CLS or Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS


Cytotechnologist - CT

Histotechnologist - HTL


Associate
(2 Year Degree Program)


Clinical Laboratory Technician - CLT or Medical Laboratory Technician - MLT

Histotechnician - HT


Post High School Certificate


Phlebotomist - PBT


Masters, PhD


Director, Manager, Technical Supervisor, Specialist, Coordinator, and many other titles

DCLS

Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science

MD

Pathologist

Photo reprinted with permission from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Chicago, IL.

   
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