Careers: BS in Medical Laboratory Science

March 14, 2022
May 09, 2022
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The online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree can help you position yourself for success in a variety of work environments, including management and leadership roles in diverse health care settings.

According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, medical laboratory scientists earn between $56,000 and $77,000 annually.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the University of Cincinnati medical laboratory science program are well-prepared for the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Board of Certification Exam in medical laboratory science.

Medical laboratory science board certification pass rate*

2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
UC Medical Laboratory Science** 91% 94% 90%
National Average 81% 80% 80%



Medical laboratory sciences graduation and placement rate***

2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Graduation Rate*** 79% 86% 86%
Placement Rate 97% 97% 97%




*First attempts at ASCP BOC exam within one year of graduation.

**Includes on campus BS, online BS and on campus certificate tracks.

***As calculated by NAACLS guidelines based on students graduating that began the second half of the program

Opportunities After Graduation:
  • Medical laboratory management
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Research and development
  • Pharmaceutical representative
  • Forensics
  • Technical specialist
  • Education and instruction
  • Laboratory information specialist

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