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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 8 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 13 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 25 days 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 2 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 - 5 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...

winelover in Atascadero, California

Updated 10 months ago

Does anyone have any questions to ask a recent CSULA CLS graduate? - 82 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...

thaugen727 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin

CLS research

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

spring2015cls in San Jose, California

Updated 12 months ago

CLS applications for Spring 2015 - 33 Replies

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

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...

Alex in Zephyrhills, Florida

Updated 14 months ago

Bachelors in Microbiology - 1 Reply

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...

jemc2 in Bakersfield, California

Updated 15 months ago

CLS program prerequisites - 2 Replies

Hello. I had a question about National University CLS courses. I have a B.S. degree from an CSU college, but am missing some prerequisite...

jemc2 in Bakersfield, California

Updated 15 months ago

CLS vs PA - 1 Reply

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...

xIllusionist in Carson, California

Updated 16 months ago

Help with prereqs! - 5 Replies

Hi everyone! I've been lurking this forum for about a month now after deciding to go for a CLS program, so I apologize if this question has been...


Updated 16 months ago

Should I pass CLS examination within 150 days after I finished online application and paid $230? - 3 Replies

Hi, guys, I just got a qualified letter from CDPH, I was allowed to directly take the certifying organization examination. But I do not quite...


Updated 17 months ago

Hematology Class Offered in San Jose, CA area? - 21 Replies

Does anyone know of a hematology class that satisfies the prerequisite for CLS that is offered during the summer in the san jose area? I know SJSU...

CLSdecisions in Houston, Texas

CLS Program recommendations? My Choices are UTMB, MD Anderson, TexasTech...

Howdy y'all, I plan on applying to a CLS program this Spring 2015 but I'm not sure which school to apply to! I live in Houston, TX and my choices...

SacStCLS in Elk Grove, California

Updated 18 months ago

cls tranining program - 2 Replies

What is the meaning of requested or core curses? if I already studied all of them out the us should I retake them or only taking upper division...

enaxus in California

Updated 18 months ago

low GPA - 3 Replies

Hello, I graduated with a degree in a non science with a 2.1 GPA a few years ago. Yes I know, very bad! However, I realized my mistakes toward...

Blu in New York, New York

Updated 18 months ago

How to become certified? clinical laboratory science? - 3 Replies

Hi I was thinking of attending new york methodist hospital (I have no choice as I can not waste 2 more years of my life going to CUNY and can not...

ttlovesme in Clovis, California

AAB Exam

Has anyone taken the exam for Medical Technologist through AAB? What study material is needed and any other advice you could give would be great.

ttlovesme in Clovis, California

Updated 19 months ago

How do I find an NAACLS 1 year program if I got a CLS degree from National University in CA? - 1 Reply

I'm attending National University for Clinical Lab Science, and I found out they're not accredited by NAACLS. I know I can go for AAB or AMT...

miia in SoCal, California

Updated 20 months ago

People who got into CLS programs, what kind of employer did you use as a reference? Are those with Lab experience prioritized? - 5 Replies

Even with a high enough GPA, it is almost impossible to get a lab technician, lab assistant or QA/QC job for me. I may just end up working as a...

Astrosolitario in Palm Springs, California

Updated 20 months ago

Can anyone answer questions about Esisenhower Medical Center/s CLS program? - 12 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...

Mimosa in Irvine, California

Updated 21 months ago

What are typical clinical laboratory scientist salaries? - 4 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...

baconandeggs in San Luis Obispo, California

Updated 25 months ago

CA CLS applicant wondering about experience vs GPA - 5 Replies

Hi there, I've browsed this forum a bit so I apologize if I have overlooked where this is already answered, but I am curious if anyone can give me...

Tams in Menifee, California

Updated 25 months ago

Good MLS schools in SoCal? - 5 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,...

whisper in California

Updated 25 months ago

I want to be a CLS in SoCal. From square one, what is the fastest way to achieve this? Please help. - 1 Reply

Hi I am a 22 year old who has made a major career switch. I had quit my full-time job as Medical Assistant so that I can attend school full time and...

whisper in California

Updated 25 months ago

CLS non science majors - 1 Reply

I am interested in applying for CLS program at SFSU but my bachelors degree is in liberal arts (French) and a minor in Chemistry. Is it possible to...

cute cap89 in atlanta, Georgia

Updated 27 months ago

;/ I have. a question about a. mls program here in georgia - 1 Reply

Hi, I wanted to know if anyone has heard of medical college of georgia? I'm asking because I know someone who wants to go to school for medical lab...

SoCalCLS in calabasas, California

Updated 28 months ago

Blood Bank - Los Angeles - 1 Reply

Hi, I need to be trained in Blood bank lab in order to get CLS. Where can I do the training in Los Angeles? Thanks

SoCalCLS in calabasas, California

Updated 28 months ago

Detail Oriented? Fast pace? Stressful? - 1 Reply

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...

CLSStudent2012 in California

Updated 31 months ago

If i get certified as a CLS out of state, can I return to California later to obtain my license? - 1 Reply

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)...

llogan in Longview, Texas

MLS job outlook in the DFW, Tx area

I was thinking about pursuing a career in Medical Laboratory Science but do not see many jobs listed here in the Dallas area. Everything I read...

jackie in Bristol, Vermont

working on becoming a cls

I have my bs in chemistry with a VERY extensive work background in microbiology, genetics, chemistry and biochemistry. I think that I can get my...

MLSNBHM in Jasper, Alabama

Updated 33 months ago

Career advancement as a CLS in rank & pay without having to move to administration. Is it possible? - 3 Replies

Is it possible to move up in rank and pay scale without having to move up the administrative ladder ie: supervisor, lab manager, Chief Administrative...

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