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Updated 2 days ago

California CLS Fall 2016 applicants - 183 Replies

[QUOTE who="apollopanda in Mountain View, California"]I heard back yesterday at 5. I got in! Hope you also have good news to share soon![/QUOTE] Hi...

CLS Hopeful

Updated 2 days ago

CLS program (SJSU & SFSU) - Spring 2017 - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="Grit_is_key in California"]Degree: Microbiology w/ double concentration in biomedical laboratory science and forensic science Job...


Updated 5 days ago

Loma Linda University Fall 2016 - 28 Replies

[QUOTE who="NNC in Long Beach, California"]I just graduated from the CLS program at LLU. If any you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I...


Updated 12 days ago

Question about online hematology course - 2 Replies

I took hematology at Cal State LA a few years ago, and the professor also happened to be the director of the CLS program. She definitely thought...

Yang Hong

CLS application

How to get CLS certification for a 50 years old science guy? :(


Updated 18 days ago

People who got into CLS programs, what kind of employer did you use as a reference? Are those with Lab experience prioritized? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="Courtney in San Ramon, California"]Hi I was wondering when you guys came about looking for experience in a laboratory setting. I...


Sharing CLS Application Experience

Hello prospective CLS applicants, I applied for the Fall 2016 application cycle. Reading various CLS-related sites/forums especially Indeed really...


Updated 1 month ago

Regret OT - Going to CLS - 2 Replies

I shadowed an ot before to get the gist of what they do before going to school for it. I am not going to go back to school to do a 4 year from...

CLS grad

Updated 1 month ago

Loma Linda - 5 Replies

Tuition is expensive at $38,000 per year for 2 years. I don't know how some people are able to get financial aid to cover the whole loan. To be...

jolo alonzo

Updated 1 month ago

CLS Loma linda university - 43 Replies

[QUOTE who="threefattyacids in California"]I know you posted seven months ago... but do you know about how many people applied last year and how many...


Updated 2 months ago

Job Outlook For CLS - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="CACLS in Lathrop, California"]I know Kaiser pays about the same as Stanford. Not sure but I am quite certain most new grads get about...


Updated 2 months ago

Hopeful CLS Applicants - 1 Reply

That's an awesome story. Good job persevering. It really didn't look good when you got the the sad face part of the story. This is really what a lot...


CLS- Experience HELP!

Hi there! I am a 4th year at SFSU dreaming and wishing that I get into the CLS program next year. I am having the hardest time to find...

Karen S

Updated 3 months ago

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

[QUOTE who="clsstudent2012 in California"]They've been saying that increased technology will deplete lab jobs for decades. There will always be...


Updated 4 months ago

Need advice on possibly pursuing career as a CLS - 3 Replies

Dear CLSTrainee, I have CLS trainee license but i don't have any clinical laboratory experience. This year i applied in the program but no one call...


Updated 4 months ago


This is for everyone who will apply.......I was lost in the process of this applcation for more than two months. They said to me in january they will...


CGMBS Program at CHLA

Has anyone ever tried applying for the Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles? I've seen a lot of...


Updated 4 months ago

CA CLS applicant wondering about experience vs GPA - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="faustina in California"]I don't know exactly how they weigh GPA against experience, but I'm guessing you want both to be pretty decent,...


Looking for CLS work in Northern CA?

Experienced or New Grad CLS positions are available in Northern California such as Sacramento or Bay Area. If you are interested in working in one of...


Updated 4 months ago

How much do CLS make? - 1 Reply

CLS's can easily make 32 in the sacramento and bay areas.


Updated 4 months ago

Too old to start over? - 4 Replies

If you sat for the CLS exam in September and passed, then right now I'm assuming you already have a job. CLS is in very high demand but I guess that...


Updated 4 months ago

What is making California CLS programs so competitive? - 2 Replies

Of course these programs are competitive. Look at the demand and starting pay for a CLS in California. Most of these programs are only one year and...


Updated 4 months ago

cls processing - 2 Replies

I'm assuming that this is for your regular CLS license. Some people it was very fast within 2 weeks. For me it was a process over 2 months and I had...

threefattyacids in California

Updated 4 months ago

UCSD Fall 2015 applicants - 75 Replies

Anybody apply to UCSD CLS program?

threefattyacids in California

Updated 5 months ago

cls processing - 1 Reply

Hi guys..California Department of Health just received my requirements this week..just want to know when I could get the license, would it take...

ugh in San Jose, California

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...

Sofia_M in Sunnyvale, California

Updated 8 months ago

SJSU CLS Spring 2016 - 5 Replies

I notice there is not thread for CLS SJSU Spring 2016 applications, so just starting one. Good luck everyone.

enaxus in California

Updated 9 months ago

You guys are crazy staying in California - 12 Replies

This whole message board has become all about California and the few CLS programs there. Yes, California does have the highest pay in the state,...

Clinical Intern in SE, Michigan

Updated 9 months ago

Cls deficiency - 1 Reply

Hi. Guys please help me. I got an email from lfs. About my cls application for eligibility to take the exam. Here in California. And the email said...

Clinical Intern in SE, Michigan

Updated 9 months ago

The state of the laboratory field in CA - 5 Replies

I thought it would be nice to start a discussion of the state of the laboratory field particularly in CA. From what I've seen throughout the past 10...

SumS in San Jose, California

Updated 9 months ago

Spring 2016 - 2 Replies

Anyone applied for Spring 2016? SFSU and SJSU?

CLS_Educator in Chico, California

Updated 9 months ago

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

My goal is SFSU, considering their high acceptance rate and close proximity to my home. I just got a research position at a cancer research lab...

CLSTrainee in Los Angeles, California

Updated 11 months ago

Health Risk Associated With Working As A CLS - 8 Replies

Hi Everyone, I am thinking of pursuing a career as a CLS. Before I do that, I have a few questions. Are there any health risks that come with...

CLSTrainee in Los Angeles, California

Updated 11 months ago

Stress Level Question - 2 Replies

Hi everyone. I’m about to become a CLS student in the fall, and just have a question about the stress level. I’ve heard very different opinions on...

phebus666 in Palo Alto, California

Updated 12 months ago

cls program - 1 Reply

I recently graduate from college major in chemistry. I really interested in becoming a clinical laboratory scientist. I have done a lot of research...

Futur student looking for advice in Brussels, Belgium

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...

SM in Sunnyvale, California

Updated 12 months ago

CLS Fall 2015 Interview for SFUS, SJSU - 62 Replies

Starting a new thread for people who have applied for the the Fall 2015 cycle. I got a faculty interview invitation from SFSU for this week and...

threefattyacids in California

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...

Faustina in California

Updated 12 months ago

applying for cls programs seeking advice - 1 Reply

hello i just wanted to know what applicants have done to get into the program. I have only applied to one school twice and was also interviewed twice...

jazzymiranda in Santa Ana, California

Updated 13 months ago

Clinical laboratory clinical program at CSUDH - 5 Replies

Hi all, I applied for Fall 15 and got accepted at CSUDH. I was trying to contact the CLS department to get more information, but i have no luck get...

Sakura89 in California

Updated 13 months ago

Cal State LA CSULA CLS Applicants Fall 2015 - 160 Replies

Hi, is anyone here applying to the CLS program at CSULA for Fall 2015? If so have you heard anything back yet or know when to hear about interview...

GyieGyie in Hayward, California

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 in Escondido, California

Updated 14 months ago

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

Minkiteer85 in Garden Grove, California

Updated 15 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 15 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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...

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