Careers for medical laboratory science grads

A career in medical laboratory science can immediately put your knowledge, skills and abilities to the test in a rewarding, challenging career. As a graduate of USM, you will first prepare for an internship at the School of Medical Laboratory Science at North Kansas City Hospital.

When you’ve completed your internship, you’ll be prepared to analyze critical information that most clinicians depend on.

Graduates finish their education and move on to advanced graduate school programs or land positions as:

  • Medical Technologist (MT)

  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

  • Histotechnician (HT)

  • Cytotechnologist (CT)

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT)

  • Medical product sales

  • Research and teaching

Average salaries for many of these positions ranges in the upper $40,000 range, depending on experience, education and geographic location.