Medical Laboratory science

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. Medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory technicians have different job responsibilities: technologists perform more complex tests and procedures than technicians, and they typically supervise technicians.

Studying medical technology is great training for a variety of careers. After graduating from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you will be qualified for positions in clinical laboratories, research and development, the pharmaceutical industry, forensic labs, environmental labs or teaching programs.


Average Salary: $51,770

13% Projected Employment Growth

from 2016 to 2026 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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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