Who Works in a Clinical Laboratory?

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  • The 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 Technologist - MT


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


MD
Pathologist

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