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Clinical Laboratory Careers

Do we want one?

How do we get it?

Dr. Sharon L. Rogers

Associate Professor

School of Life Sciences

also…..a B.A.
and

MT (ASCP)

Technical Positions


Hospitals


Private laboratories


Public health laboratories


Centers for Disease Control


Physicians' office laboratories


Pharmaceutical R&D


Pre
-
clinical and clinical


Biotechnology R&D


Government Research


National Institutes of Health


National Cancer Institute


Department of Defense


National Institute of
Environmental Health


Coroner’s office


Crime Laboratories


Health maintenance
organizations (HMOs)


Transplant services


Fertility Clinics


Blood Banks


American Red Cross


Veterinary medicine


Humanitarian agencies



Project HOPE



Peace Corps


Gates Foundation

Non
-
Technical Positions



Education


Management, administration


Inspector


Department of Agriculture


Food and Drug Administration


Infection control officer


Quality assurance director


Safety officer


Corporate or government


Waste control officer


Director of laboratory marketing


Laboratory billing specialist


Focus on Technical Positions

Quality of Health Care Top Priority


85% of physician decisions for diagnosis and
therapy are based on clinical laboratory test
results!


Increased aging population WORLDWIDE


More health problems, more laboratory testing


According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics a
total of 9,300 positions are created annually
(2000
-
2005)


Projections are 13,800 positions/year by 2015

What’s the job market like?


Current U.S. vacancy rate
~9
-
20%.


Most severe shortages in
Western U.S.


Currently production of new
laboratory professionals
-

only 4,800 per year


Shortfall………


4,500 per year now


9,000 per year by 2015








ASCP's Campaign to End the Medical Laboratory Personnel Shortage:

Take Action Today... and ask your friends to join!







In a little over a year, active ASCP members have written over 3800
letters to their representatives, urging them to cosponsor legislation that
would work to alleviate the medical laboratory personnel shortage. The
result
--

46 members of the House of Representatives have signed on as
cosponsors of H.R. 1175, the ASCP
-
sponsored Medical Laboratory
Personnel Shortage Act.

What salaries can you expect?

Salaries in the West are Highest

Nevada Laboratory Personnel
Salary Survey


Recent statewide survey sponsored by UNLV


starting salary minimum $45,000/year


Fact:


With the severe shortage of workers, many jobs are
offered to students before they graduate


Salaries may increase with “supply and demand”


Many providing sign
-
on bonuses/relocation fees

Job Title


CLS/MT


CLT/MLT


HT


CT


Average Benefit Package


Evening Shift differential


Night shift differential

State Salary Range


$45,280
-

68,034


$27,144


46,816


$28,018


44,694


$37,690


62,063


33% of salary


10% increase


15% increase

Nevada Laboratory Personnel Salary
Survey continued




DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct a variety of virological,
biochemical and molecular biology assays for virus detection and analysis;
-

Contribute in the development of new principles and advanced methods of
biological and molecular analyses;
-

Calculate experimental data for
discussion. Collaborate in writing manuscripts for publication; and
-

Assist in
data preparation for presentation and publication.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic Requirements for the GS
-
401 series, Biologist: Degree: biological
sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related
disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and
experience
--
Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus
appropriate experience or additional education.

POSITION: Biologist


ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: HHS
-
FDA
-
08
-
2006
-
0133 SERIES &
GRADE: GS
-
0401
-
09/11

SALARY RANGE: $44,856
-

$70,558

How do you start?


What qualifications are needed?

Nevada State Requirements


All positions require State Licensure


Educational standards


Clinical experience standards


All Nevada licensure
except

phlebotomist requires a
National Board Examination


National Board standards are higher than Nevada
standards


NATIONAL BOARD STANDARDS RULE!

Board Eligibility Requirements

MT (ASCP) or BS + NAACLS categorical
program or BS + 1 year categorical
experience** or MS/PhD + 6 mos
categorical experience**


BS in
NAACLS
MT/CLS
program*
(2+2 or 3+1)


or

BS + one
year
NAACLS
MT/CLS
program
(4+1)*

* within the last 5 years, ** within the last 10
years, NAACLS (National Accrediting
Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)

Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology and
Blood Banking (Immunohematology) Technologist

Medical
Technologist

Examination eligibility requirements (passing
test is required for ASCP certification)

BB

(ASCP)

H
(ASCP)

M
(ASCP)

C
(ASCP)

MT (ASCP)

ASCP (American Society of Clinical
Pathologists)

Categorical Technologist

Complete



STATE RECOGNIZED NATIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARDS

Clinical Laboratory Careers


A career that combines science and medicine


Can work in a variety of settings


in
-
patient, out
-
patient, all shifts


Employable throughout the US and the world


Skill sets are a stepping stone to other careers in
medicine, research, private industry

When can you start?

TODAY