100% of MLS graduates either find employment in the field (or a closely related field) or continue their education within one year of graduation.

MLS graduates on the job at Memorial Hospital in Springfield
MLS graduates at work

Career Venues

Most graduates of the MLS Program are employed as Medical Laboratory Scientists in hospital laboratories. Although, career opportunities for MLS graduates may also be found in:

  • Research
  • Public health
  • Industry
  • Veterinary science
  • Forensic science
  • Laboratory information systems
  • Education
  • Consulting
  • Technical engineering
  • Laboratory service and sales
  • Laboratory administration

Graduate, Professional, and Medical School

The MLS major is also an excellent preparation for graduate programs such as:

  • Medical School
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pathologists' Assistant
  • Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Master of Public Health