A Career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

If you enjoy laboratories associated with your science courses and you have a desire to be part of the health care team, then clinical laboratory science will open a challenging career with limitless possibilities.

Whatever the interest of the individual, job opportunities abound for qualified clinical laboratory scientists, as diverse testing sites increase, the population ages and highly specialized testing procedures are developed.

Objectives and Professional Workplace

Please see the School of Health Professions Student Catalog for a review of the objectives of the MD Anderson Program in Clinical Laboratory Science. The review concludes with a description of the professional workplace.


According to a recent article in a professional journal, the starting salary for entry-level clinical laboratory scientists ranges between $39,000 to $45,000. The average salary for a laboratory supervisor is $53,000 and for a laboratory manager $65,000.