Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Length of Education: 
4 years
Average Salary: 
$53,000

Clinical laboratory scientists are an essential part of the health care system, although few patients directly see their work. Clinical laboratory scientists are certified by the National Medical Laboratory Science Council or the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Using advanced analytical equipment, clinical laboratory scientists perform a full range of tests that help physicians diagnose disease and manage medications.

Some examples of common laboratory tests are complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT), lipid profile, blood type, prenatal blood tests, and comprehensive metabolic panels.

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