Why study clinical laboratory sciences at Missouri State?
- All courses are supplemented by hands-on training during a 12-month clinical rotation in one of our three partner hospitals: Cox Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital.
- Training in testing analysis gives you the ability to solve problems in different areas of medical testing.
- The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at Missouri State is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
- After you complete this NAACLS program and pass the national registration exam, you become a certified clinical laboratory scientist.
- Three emphasis areas in microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and management allow you to tailor a program of study that is unique to your educational interests.
Becoming a clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist
Clinical laboratory sciences, or medical technology as it is also known, includes a variety of different health, clinical, and scientific testing. Clinical laboratory scientists are employed by hospitals, clinics, research facilities, and blood banks to conduct quality testing, as well as develop more effective ways of testing and analysis. Test results are then used to diagnose diseases and determine treatment plans specific to the patient.
Due to the growing number of retirements in the field, there is a need for clinical laboratory scientists. If you are interested in this program you should be performing at a rate above proficient in biology, chemistry, and mathematics courses.