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About the Medical Laboratory Science Pre-Professional Program

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Medical laboratory technologists, also known as clinical laboratory scientists, and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform the tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances. The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Pre-Medical Laboratory Science program is great training for a variety of careers.

The Pre-Medical Laboratory Science program is based on the requirements for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Program in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A minimum 77 semester hours of pre-medical laboratory science courses must be completed at UNK. 

The Medical Laboratory Science Program at UNMC is an 11-month program. Students will receive a Bachelor’s Degree from UNMC upon completion of the medical laboratory science training. While other medical laboratory science programs may be similar, students should contact the specific school of their choice to ensure qualifications are met.

After graduating from a Medical Laboratory Science Program, you will be qualified for positions in clinical laboratories, research and development, the pharmaceutical industry, forensic labs, environmental labs or teaching programs.



Median Pay: $57,380 per year

5% Projected Employment Growth

from 2022 to 2032 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

100% Placement Rate in Clinical Programs and Graduate Schools

Statistic based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years

Kaylyn Rogers

"I enjoy helping people. Pursuing a profession in the clinical laboratory science field allowed me to incorporate my love of the sciences with my passion for helping people." "I liked that UNK was big enough to meet someone new each day, but small enough that I also was able to get to know my professors and classmates."

Kaylyn Rogers

UNMC College of Allied Health Professions, Kearney, NE

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