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Major: Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions


Introduction

Clinical/medical laboratory science/research and allied professions programs prepare students to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Blood Bank Technology Specialist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science & Allied Professions, Other
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Hematology Technology/Technician
  • Histologic Technician
  • Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
  • Sterile Processing Technology/Technician

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 190 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 31 graduates

Associates degree, 134 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 91 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria
Anoka Technical College Anoka
Bemidji State University Bemidji
Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd
Central Lakes College - Staples Staples
Hibbing Community College Hibbing
Hibbing Community College - Online Hibbing
Lake Superior College Duluth
Lake Superior College - Online Duluth
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis
Minnesota State College Southeast - Winona Winona
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls Fergus Falls
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Jackson Jackson
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Worthington Worthington
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park
Northland Community and Technical College - East Grand Forks East Grand Forks
Ridgewater College - Willmar Willmar
Riverland Community College - Albert Lea Albert Lea
Riverland Community College - Austin Austin
Riverland Community College - Owatonna Owatonna
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester
Saint Paul College St. Paul
South Central College - Faribault Fairbault
South Central College - North Mankato North Mankato
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
Winona State University Winona

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

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