Medical Laboratory Scientists serve in roles in the workplace, including:

  • Medical laboratory generalists in hospitals, clinics, or in reference laboratories
  • Medical laboratory specialists in areas of the clinical laboratory, such as microbiology & virology, chemistry & toxicology, hematology (stem cell, bone marrow labs), transfusion medicine, molecular biology, and flow cytometry
  • Medical laboratory management including supervisors, managers of laboratory departments, and laboratory directors
  • Quality assurance professionals in the hospital or in pharmaceutical quality control industry
  • Sales or technical representatives for biomedical firms
  • Research or development specialists in laboratory industries
  • Medical research associates in medical trial organizations
  • Laboratory information systems specialists in hospitals or biomedical companies
  • Infection control officers in hospital or clinics
  • Educators for employee training programs or formal academic MLS programs
  • Forensic scientists in governmental or commercial laboratories
  • Medical laboratory scientists in veterinary laboratories