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Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

cls processing

Is this for a training license or regular CLS license or what?

2 hours ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Loma Linda

I believe it's about twenty each year. The first year you do all the classes and the second year are the clinical lab rotations. There are others on this board who have gone ...

6 days ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Loma Linda

I have heard it's less competitive because the cost weeds out most of the competition. I never applied but I did meet in person with the program director, back in 2011, and she ...

6 days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Getting into a Program (please help)

I don't know much about it, but is it possible to email or ask for a meeting with whoever is the director of this 2 + 2 program, and ask him or her what would help to get into the ...

16 days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

After getting a bachelors can i go back to another college and take any extra classes i need to fufill CLS requirements?

Absolutely. I took a bunch of the CLS required classes years after I'd gotten my bachelors. A lot of people do it that way.

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Old Ph.D wants to enter clinical lab

I think it's a good idea. I have heard of a few PhD's who applied to get an MLS here in California.

30+ days ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

You guys are crazy staying in California

This shows that wherever you are, if you're able to live within your means and plan for the future you'll be well off. "Lifestyle inflation" is a good phrase for what ...

30+ days ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

You guys are crazy staying in California

Well, say you're a CLS in California and all your extra salary goes to a ridiculous mortgage payment, so your disposable income is no higher than anywhere else in the country.

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Biochemistry requirement...

Maybe you could contact the director of one of the CLS training programs in CA and ask if the course is acceptable. The directors (or their assistants) are the ones who look over ...

4 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Can I become an MLS in CA?

Hi MLSDream! I'm not sure what pre-requisite classes you still need to qualify for a one-year CA internship, but you have to be careful about where you take any required courses ...

6 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

applying for cls programs seeking advice

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!

7 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Job availability and salary in California?

$32-$36/hr to start at hospitals. A few pay more-- Kaiser and UCLA start around $42/hr-- but $32-$36 is what most of them seem to offer. Night shift differential is about 10% and ...

8 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Stress Level Question

That seems like the kind of thing that would vary a lot depending on which lab and which department and which shift you get, and who your co-workers and superiors are... The labs ...

8 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

CLS Programs Spring 2016

Are there programs that start in the spring? Most every program in CA that I know starts in September with application deadlines in January or February. I only know programs in ...

9 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Going no where with a BA in psychology?

That's wonderful that you got a job! Especially since it's even a job that will provide some relevant experience. I think most everyone in the world would say their life has not ...

9 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS vs. MLT vs MLS?!

Thanks for the explanation, CLS48!

10 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS vs. MLT vs MLS?!

My understanding is:

CLS (clinical laboratory scientist) = MLS (medical laboratory scientist) = MT (medical technologist)

MLT (medical laboratory technician) = LTA ...

10 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Clinical rotations

Don't get discouraged if lab work is hard at first. A lot of lab techs are horrible teachers because they're busy doing their own work and they don't feel like it's their job to ...

10 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Experience

I've heard that veteran's hospitals accept people without a California license because they aren't subject to California's rules. I don't know any details, though-- maybe someone ...

10 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Answer a freshman's questions

My GPA was like 3.2 in undergrad, but it was years later that I took the pre-reqs and applied for internships, and I did well in all the pre-reqs. I had no important ...

11 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Answer a freshman's questions

Pretty much all the ones in southern California except for Cal State Dominguez Hills (because you need to take your pre-reqs there in order to be considered for their internship ...

11 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Answer a freshman's questions

Since you're still a freshman, you should consider doing your last two years of college at Loma Linda University to get a BS in CLS. The third year you take all the necessary ...

11 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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

For CSULA, there are about six different clinical sites and if you are accepted into the program, you rank the sites in order of your preference and get matched to one. For UC ...

11 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

UC Davis UCD CLS applicants Fall 2015

Wow, CLSapplicant, it looks like the standards get tougher and tougher. So GPA needs to be 3.3 or higher for UC Davis... Man. Thanks for sharing that with us!

11 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

UC Irvine and UC Davis CLS training programs

Thanks, CLSHopeful-- I was wondering why we didn't have more threads from applicants this year!

11 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

BS in Medical Biology to MLT to CLS/MLS/MT

Maybe keep your options open? If possible, you might apply for the post-bac MLT program and also look for other jobs in the meantime. If you can't find a job that would give you ...

13 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How to calculate Science GPA

I believe it's yes to all three of your questions-- at least, that's what I did on my apps.

13 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Any CLS Students from Texas Tech?

Cindy, I don't know about your program but I bet it does include practice on a real person-- all the programs I know of do. I was very nervous myself when I had to learn ...

14 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MLS Program Interview Process

Perhaps a leisurely lab tour will be involved. And if you're part of a group of interviewees, you might spend some time waiting for the others to be interviewed.

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

California CLS: How do I know if my license came through?

littlemascara, I applied for my training license in February 2012 and called and emailed about it many times, but never got anyone on the phone and hardly ever got replies to my ...

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

California CLS: How do I know if my license came through?

That site is perfect-- thanks Whisper! I *thought* there had to be some website where you could look up licenses! I haven't got mine yet but I think it's coming. :)

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

California CLS: How do I know if my license came through?

Hi folks! Here's a stupid question: once you take and pass the ASCP exam, how can you find out that you officially have a CLS license?

These are the steps I've done:

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Use LabCE.com to predict if you'll pass ASCP

In this thread, if you're willing, please share the scores you were getting on the LabCE.com exam simulator, and the official score you got on the ASCP. Here are my scores. You ...

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST GETS NO RESPECT AND LOW PAY. DO NOT ENTER THIS FIELD!!

In my hospital in California we have some Filipino co-workers and I think they're awesome, friendly and cheerful. :) Tons of Filipinos in my church as well, and I like them too ...

18 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Differences in working in CA

Well, the hospital I'm in there are Clinical Lab Scientists, and there are LTAs (Lab technical aide.) The LTAs do thinks like streaking out plates in Microbiology, helping with ...

23 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Differences in working in CA

I'm not sure-- do you mean you're an MLT now and you want to be an MLT in California? Or do you mean you want to be an MT, also known as a CLS? I get confused about the different ...

24 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Does anyone work in a non hospital lab?

I wonder the same thing. Or what about research? I hear of CLS licensees being recruited for research jobs, and I wonder if they get paid as well as working in a hospital lab.

24 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Mass Spectrometer replacing microbiology staff

I'm finishing up my micro rotation and it's hard for me to see how a machine that still requires pure cultures will save any tech time. As it is, the techs spend their time ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Getting the California CLS Trainee license

You won't be able to get a license till all your classes are finished and transcripts sent to the state. You can apply now, but you'll have to send in the latest transcript after ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Is not having to apply to an internship unique to LLU?

My understanding is there's no guarantee of getting accepted into CSUDH's clinical year just because you did your pre-reqs there. But for a definitive answer I suggest you try ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Is not having to apply to an internship unique to LLU?

Thanks for that good explanation, CLS applicant! Just to add to it a little: For any of the one-year programs, you need to have your prerequisite classes finished or almost done ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist trying to get into research

Oh, one more thing. I don't know if this is true where you are, but in California a med tech makes more money than a research tech, so that's something to know about...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist trying to get into research

I was in research for many years and now I'm working on becoming an MT. Experience in one helps you with the other. On your resume, I would list every skill you can think of from ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CA CLS Training Programs 2014: Reapplication

Thanks jvo1! I don't know anything about how competitive the CGMBS programs might be, but I'd suggest contacting some directors of CGMBS programs and asking them your questions ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS internships in CA in 2013: how many apply, how many positions?

[QUOTE who="John S in San Diego, California"]For those of you who have been accepted to a hospital or medical clinic directly that was not associated with a school, do ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CA CLS Training Programs 2014: Reapplication

My program director said the other day that you basically need a 3.0 to have much chance any more, due to the increased numbers of applicants. That may just be the one program ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Interested In Becoming a CLS in CA - Need Advice!

Hi wannabeCLS! I called LLU two years ago and the woman who coordinates the CLS program told me I could come over and meet with her personally. She went over my transcripts and ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How did you get experience/internship in this field?

Another poster here got a phlebotomy license-- he said it was a course of several months. That should look good on an application. Of course it takes time and money, and frankly ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA CLS license

Hi Coconutpolito--
The 1 year has to be an official internship with one of the programs approved by the state of California. A list is here. Good luck!
http://www ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS internships in CA in 2013: how many apply, how many positions?

Hi mango,

I don't specifically know of anyone who was accepted by a school that had rejected them the year before, but one program director told me that she encourages ...

2 years ago

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