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

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