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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.



Average Salary: $54,180

11% Projected Employment Growth

from 2020 to 2030 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jocelyn Dolphin

"I have always wanted to go into the health field and medical technology seemed like the best fit for me." "What I like most about the health science department are the Health Science Weeklies – newsletters that keep me informed and help me with my academic requirements." Jocelyn Dolphin chose UNK because of its location, size and scholarships. "UNK is far enough away from home, but not too far. UNK is not a tiny college, but not a huge university. I also came for the KHOP scholarship that I was awarded."

Jocelyn Dolphin

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