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How to get into a cls program? w/ BS in pharmacy from the Philippines

I recently graduated w/ a Bachelors in Pharmacy from the Philippines and I'm looking into CLS programs, hopefully within the San Jose area. I did...


Updated 14 days ago

SJSU CLS Spring 2016 - 5 Replies

Hi, is there any of you has degree outside US? I've master degree and worked 5 year in research lab and 4 years in hematology-in flow cytometry...


Updated 18 days ago

What is making California CLS programs so competitive? - 1 Reply

There used to be many more internships available to train new CLS's-- dozens throughout the state-- and now we're down to maybe 7 in southern CA and...


Updated 1 month ago

You guys are crazy staying in California - 12 Replies

Hey Clinical Intern, the point I was trying to make is that it's possible to make a salary of 100K+ in CA. You don't even have to work at a hospital...

Clinical Intern

Updated 1 month ago

Cls deficiency - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="From Philippines in Stockton, California"]Hi. Guys please help me. I got an email from lfs. About my cls application for eligibility to...

Clinical Intern

Updated 1 month ago

Job outlook for CLS in the next 10, 15, 20 years - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bloop in San Diego, California"]I wanted to pursue to be a CLS, but was advised to get a masters instead because although CLS is highly...

Clinical Intern

Updated 1 month ago

The state of the laboratory field in CA - 5 Replies

"Could you clarify the difference between MLS vs MT?" There is no real difference. A MLS must do continuing education every year to keep their...


Updated 1 month ago

Spring 2016 - 2 Replies

Hi Sun, Any updates on your interview? Did you other interview besides SFSU?


Updated 1 month ago

What kind of applicant are CLS schools looking for? - 1 Reply

Your GPA is within range, I'd concentrate on keeping it up. Lab experience while helpful, without the GPA won't get you interviews. I would also...


Updated 1 month ago

Job Outlook For CLS - 12 Replies

There are dozens of CLS openings throughout CA.. I regularly receive inquiries from amployers who are looking for CLSs, any thing from new graduates...


Updated 3 months ago

UCSD Fall 2015 applicants - 71 Replies

[QUOTE who="Anna in Sacramento, California"]Hiiii Do u mind if I can ask about ur statistics? :D[/QUOTE] Not that knowing my stats will help you,...

jolo alonzo

Updated 3 months ago

CLS Loma linda university - 41 Replies

Alright guys. School starts this week! Goodluck to everyone who got accepted. I hope we all help each other as CLS33 mentioned in his earlier post!...


Updated 3 months ago

Health Risk Associated With Working As A CLS - 8 Replies

If you have the resources to take a phlebotomy course that would be beneficial in helping you attain a laboratory assistant position. Phlebotomists...


Updated 3 months ago

Stress Level Question - 2 Replies

This will really depend on where you are working. If you work for a private hospital that might understaff their CLS position's then you might be...


Updated 4 months ago

cls program - 1 Reply

To get a "CLS trainee license" from LFS, you have to send your official transcripts (directly coming from universities) to LFSs. They will evaluate...

Futur student looking for advice

Vocational uni versus academic uni

I am contemplating going into the lab science field working as a CLS but am wondering whether a bachelor degree from a vocational university is...


Updated 4 months ago

CLS Fall 2015 Interview for SFUS, SJSU - 62 Replies

Did someone applied with foreign degree (MS)? I was working outside US as CLS, I have some experience...but the process looks quite complicated and...


SFSU Faculty interview

Hi there! I just received an email from SFSU about a faculty interview. I just want to know what to expect from that. What questions do they normally...


Updated 4 months ago

applying for cls programs seeking advice - 1 Reply

I would advise you to apply to a bunch of programs instead of only one. Also try to get some lab experience if possible. Good luck to you!


Updated 5 months ago

Clinical laboratory clinical program at CSUDH - 6 Replies

Even if you get all lower division done in community college you're still looking at maybe 2 years of upper division if you're on top of it. Most of...


Updated 5 months ago

Cal State LA CSULA CLS Applicants Fall 2015 - 160 Replies

I agree with ccamp87. They look at everything. I also recommend visiting these clinical labs ahead of time and meet their supervisors. They do a...


Updated 5 months ago

Too old to start over? - 2 Replies

What about a degree in Psychology? Lots to do with that one.c


ASCP accreditation Validity

Hello, I am about to take my CLS specialization in Molecular Biology EXAM through ASCP in about a month. I was wondering if once licensed, my...

CCS new

Updated 6 months ago

Career advancement as a CLS in rank & pay without having to move to administration. Is it possible? - 7 Replies

Clinical chemist scientist. Thanks.

Minkiteer85 in Garden Grove, California

Updated 7 months ago

CLS Programs Spring 2016 - 3 Replies

If one were to finish their prerequisites in Fall 2015, which CLS programs will take applications for the Spring 2016 class while the prerequisites...

chloroplast in Oakland, California

Job Shadowing / Volunteering

Does anyone have experience finding a job-shadowing opportunity for the CLS career? I'm interested in going back to school to become a CLS. I...

SBstudent in Santa Barbara, California

Updated 7 months ago

Fall 2015 UCI/Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital CLS - 51 Replies

Hi, is anyone here applying to the CLS program at UCI/Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for Fall 2015? If so have you heard anything back yet or know...

enaxus in California

Updated 8 months ago

CLS physics requirement - 2 Replies

I need help! It says I need physics with electricity and light. There are a lot of different physics options at CC's and I'm wondering what you all...

CLS48 in California

Updated 8 months ago

Good MLS schools in SoCal? - 6 Replies

Hello to all, I am interested in getting a bachelor's degree in MLS. I have been looking for good schools that offer a bachelor's degree in MLS,...

Lude_CLS in San Pedro, California

Updated 8 months ago

UC Davis UCD CLS applicants Fall 2015 - 19 Replies

This is a thread for people applying to the UC Davis CLS program starting Fall 2015 and anyone else interested. Please let us know if you have any...

CLS48 in California

Updated 8 months ago

CLS vs. CGMBS - 1 Reply

I am looking to get an advanced license to further my career in this field, I am looking for people who know the advantages and career options of...

Roberto in San Diego, California

Updated 8 months ago

Uc Irvine CLS interview - 8 Replies

Hi, Any one had any experience with uc Irvine interview? How many questions were asked and how can I prepare? Thanks!

CLS_trbl in California

Updated 8 months ago

CLS applications for Spring 2015 - 35 Replies

Just starting a thread for Spring 2015 apps. Good luck everyone.

gakutenou in Richmond, California

Updated 8 months ago

Does anyone have any questions to ask a recent CSULA CLS graduate? - 104 Replies

like the title says, I recently graduated from CSULA CLS program and had already taken and passed the ASCP exam. If anyone have any questions to ask...

CLS48 in California

Updated 8 months ago

What are typical clinical laboratory scientist salaries? - 5 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

cls_applicant15 in Sacramento, California

Updated 8 months ago

Common Essay Prompts - 1 Reply

As with most interviews, there's usually a short essay portion. What are the more common prompts? Of course "Why do you want to become a CLS?"...

cls_applicant15 in Sacramento, California

UC Davis CLS program

Hello All, Did anybody receive an interview invitation from UCD program? Does anybody know the best way of preparing for the interview...any info on...

Student in Stony Brook, New York

Cls job outlook in nyc

Hi everyone, I'm currently a freshmen in college. My school offers cls program and I am interested in getting into that program. However, when...

oiboyz in Los Angeles, California

Updated 9 months ago

CLS research - 4 Replies

Hello, can anyone tell me what type of opportunities there are to do research as a CLS?

oiboyz in Los Angeles, California

Updated 9 months ago

California CLS Program Pre-reqs - 4 Replies

Hello everyone, A little background information about myself. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Physiology, and I am...

abeykp in Forest Hills, New York

Updated 9 months ago

Interviews - 5 Replies

I had just graduated from college last year (2014) and applied to CLS schools for Fall 2015. This is very very very new to me... I was just wondering...

POLCC in Atascadero, California

Updated 9 months ago

If i get certified as a CLS out of state, can I return to California later to obtain my license? - 3 Replies

I have completed all of the required perquisites (B.S. degree in a related science as well as the core classes such as immuno, hematology and micro)...

POLCC in Atascadero, California

Updated 9 months ago

Detail Oriented? Fast pace? Stressful? - 2 Replies

Is this a very detail oriented job with a fast pace? Is there lots of stress? At my previous jobs whenever there is a fast pace with lots of...

CLS student in West Des Moines, Iowa

Moving to Portland, OR

I am a student at Mercy College completing the CLS program there. I want to move to Portland after graduation, however I have been reading that...

socalapplicant in Anaheim, California

Updated 9 months ago

Can anyone answer questions about Esisenhower Medical Center/s CLS program? - 22 Replies

EMC is in Palm Desert, Ca. This is my school of choice. They take very few students, but I don't know many other people who have applied. I have a...

Princessleirem in California

Updated 10 months ago

Bachelors in Microbiology - 2 Replies

Hi! I have a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology. I wanted to volunteer at a clinic but they told me that they do not have the time to train... in Brooklyn, New York

CLS/Med Tech Salary Negotiations in NYC

As medical laboratory professionals, we stand at a crossroads. As anyone who works in the field is painfully aware, medical laboratory professionals...

Vandy in Pearland, Texas

Updated 10 months ago

clinical lab scientist - 1 Reply

Please, share the prerequisites requited for CLS prog name

CLS student 2015 in Placentia, California

Updated 10 months ago

CLS vs PA - 2 Replies

Hi, I go to Sac State and I'm considering in either becoming a CLS or a PA. I'm curious in which program is harder to get into? I am aware that they...

oiboyz in Los Angeles, California

Updated 13 months ago

Clinical laboratory science career - 1 Reply

Hey guys, I have masters in organic chemistry and I want to go into CLS. Is CLS job somewhat stable? and I have GPA of 3.56 for undegrad (chemistry...

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