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Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA-CLS license: Out of State (DRAFT)

Before every CLS runs off to CA let me set a few things straight.

Even though it's possible to make $40+hr in CA keep in mind most the nice areas are very expensive. And the ...

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Job availability and salary in California?

[QUOTE who="CLS48 in California"]I highly doubt that a new grad would get paid in the 40s starting anywhere in southern CA. Also, while per diem should generally be higher ...

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

End of the profession?

[QUOTE who="Rekt in Davis, California"]I'm currently an undergrad at UC Davis going to be CLS in 3-4 years. I really want to harm the person who founded this company ...

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CA CLS

[QUOTE who="JunoAlsaka in Ohio"]As far as I know, CA, FL, and NY are the only places that currently require licensing.
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And Louisiana, Montana ...

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How to get a laboratory job without any certification or experience

[QUOTE who="JunoAlsaka in Ohio"]

But in my opinion, you are overqualified. You should aim for a job working at one of the companies that MAKE the clinical lab ...

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Has anyone gotten accepted to CLS internship program straight out of undergrad?

[QUOTE who="Don.to.aggie in Davis, California"]I'm just wondering because most of the people who got accepted to a program here have been out of college for 3-10 years, I ...

30+ days ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA-CLS license: Out of State (DRAFT)

Getting a CA license isn't that hard. However, people do need to realize just how expensive housing is in some of the state. In many places you need a household income of over 100k ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="Dragonboy in Warren, Ohio"]Can anyone help me? I am in the same boat as Eve. I just graduated in December with a B.S. in Biotechnology and I did not do any ...

6 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

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

[QUOTE who="KYMTASCP in Ashland, Kentucky"]I have been at my current job for 8 months now and I like it pretty well, it's the 3rd and highest paying hospital I've worked ...

6 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Anyone have anything good to say about being an MT?

If you like working in a lab with microscopes and other expensive scientific equipment it's good. Most med techs are pretty bright and you'll find you coworkers to be a lot more ...

7 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

1st year Biology major who wants to be a CLS

[QUOTE who="AsianAggie in Hayward, California"]Besides getting a high GPA what should I start doing? Volunteering, lab experience?[/QUOTE]

Take all the prerequsites ...

7 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

End of the profession?

[QUOTE who="John in Elmhurst, New York"]I was in shock once saw this: www.theranos.com/

What you think colleagues is it end of era of the profession?[/QUOTE]

7 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Salary for New York City Technologists?

[QUOTE who="ny girl in Brooklyn, New York"]thanks for the info. I would love to make 22 an hour, even if its low for nyc. Its better then making 15 forever...[/QUOTE ...

7 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Should I choose nursing or clinical laboratory science as a major

I'd say go with your interests and try to perhaps shadow both before declaring.

Outside of CA nurses do make more money(and even there specialty RNs like NPs and CRNAs can ...

9 months ago
Job > Pathology Assistant

Opinions and Options

[QUOTE who="Rogansmitt in Wintalk, Florida"]Thank you all for your help and advice. I know its been a while but I didn't want to necro this post just to express my ...

10 months ago
Job > Pathology Assistant

Current job options

I'm curious to know the market for this field. I'm currently an MLS and if you dont care about good hours or pay (relative to schooling) theres tons of jobs in this field. In fact ...

10 months ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="Josh in La Crosse, Wisconsin"]You act like people who take a crummy lab job work there the rest of their lives... Those are the people that end up having the ...

10 months ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="littlboz in Chester, New York"]

11 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Ca job offer and COL

Hey guys. I currently make $22/hr and change in NC. However i was recently offered a job in southern CA for $35/hr. The pay is pretty good until I look at housing prices and ...

11 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Rutgers/UMDNJ Medical Laboratory Science Program

1.) i got one in 3 weeks but I relocated. Its easy if youre willing to relocate, willing to do night shift. If you want 1st or 2nd shift by your house network hard with your ...

12 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Rutgers/UMDNJ Medical Laboratory Science Program

[QUOTE who="Sandon L in Kearny, New Jersey"]I'm interested in going to the Rutgers Medical Laboratory Science program. Does anyone know anything about it? Is it good or ...

12 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Someone explain the California med tech thing once and for all

I went to School in NJ where the actual hospital rotations were about 6 months. However the program was over a year long and had labs built in. I applied for a license in CA and ...

14 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Getting a job as a new graduate?

[QUOTE who="Jason10 in Piscataway, New Jersey"]How hard is it to get a job as a new graduate in NJ/NY? Is the market saturated?[/QUOTE]

There are jobs but its ...

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How hard is it to land a job as an MT?

Also regarding schools look into York and the Rutgers CLS program in Newark, NJ. They're much better and cheaper. Lots of people from methodist (I met several) were taking over a ...

16 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How hard is it to land a job as an MT?

Technology is going to wipe out some microbiology jobs for sure as many hospitals are moving from growing plates to PCR which requires far less staff. Chemistry and Hematology are ...

16 months ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="Mike in Rancho Cordova, California"]May I ask what is your job now? did you change your major?

thank you[/QUOTE]

Im a CLS. The job is okay if ...

16 months ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="Ndidi Nwosu in St.louis, Missouri"]I want to relocate to orlando. I have a bachelor's in biology but its seeming very difficult to find a job there in my field ...

16 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Have you had issues with California Laboratory Field Services (LFS)?

[QUOTE who="drbernie in Sacramento, California"]I'm looking for people who have encountered issues obtaining CLS or limited CLS licensing in California. Specifically ...

16 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

GPA for post-bac MLS programs

[QUOTE who="NLabTech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"]Hello all,

I am a Pennsylvania resident (bio major) looking to apply to one-year MLS programs next year. Does ...

17 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Out of State CLS Programs accepted by CA

i got a license attending Rutgers. My first job out of school was in NC however, and it took almost six months to get the CA license. It's slow but not as hard as some people make ...

19 months ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

I keep hearing people say "Look out of state for jobs", my response is that if some on here are like me with financial hardships then how do we afford to go out of state ...

19 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How to meet year long rotation requirement for CA license?

Let me know your email and I'll respond. I was in your exact situation a year ago.

20 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="Clinical Intern in SE, Michigan"]Wrong ... p>

If you live in NY/NJ making this salary you are living in poverty. The salary in
It's not so much a ...

21 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA CLS license

[QUOTE who="hpfl in Summerfield, Florida"]Is it 32 weeks or 52 weeks of required rotations?[/QUOTE]

32. No CA programs have 52 weeks in a hospital. It's a lie ...

21 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="Johnson1 in NYC, New York"]Pay is fairly low for a STEM major and is virtually always $5-$10/hour less than an associates nurse.

The BLS salaries are at ...

23 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="Ash738 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma"]Wow $19/hr is about what an MLT would get around here. Do you mind me asking what a typical 1 bed/bath apt cost to rent ...

23 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

Position--MLS (ASCP)
Salary $19/hr + $3.50 Night Differential + $1500 sign on bonus. Excellent benefits too.
Years Experience: Entry Level
State: NC

Rent ...

23 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I have a Bachelor degree in Biology and I'm interested in this field, but I have some questions

[QUOTE who="Fshah in Fresh Meadows, New York"]i have masters in molecular biology, am i eligible to apply for nyc clinical lab technologist/technician license?[/QUOTE]

23 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA CLS license

Darn is CA flipping annoying

You need "32 weeks of hospital rotation" or a letter proving you spent enough hours in a lab from your program director. If you're ...

24 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Technology Advanced Certificate after PhD Pharmacology

[QUOTE who="KG1001 in Coram, New York"]Hello,

Like many PhD graduates, I am unemployed with little hope of getting a job in industry. I have a Master's in chemistry ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="kymossyoak in Virgie, Kentucky"]How hard is it to get a job in something wildlife related with a BS in Biology with conservation in Ecology?[/QUOTE]

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Updates on the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS)

[QUOTE who="Winner Adhi in Denver, Colorado"]Clinical Doctorate program is one of many ways to bring more smart people in clinical laboratory and give broader space to ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Lab experience post-BS without a lab program?

[QUOTE who="Mike in Melbourne, Florida"]So my question is how I can get into a lab for experience if my program doesn't have a lab rotation. It's a regionally-accredited ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="Riot in Massachusetts"]"Research Certificate" and "Laboratory Certificate" aren't real things, at least not for Biology majors.[/QUOTE]

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Post your salary here Thread(Please be honest)

[QUOTE who="New York Mets in new york, New York"]Position: (Technologist)
Salary: $66k(suburban, generalist in stat lab)
State: NY
Years worked ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

What is the beef?

It really sucks how the civilian world treats veterans--like dogs. That being said here are a few words of advice

1.) Schmoozing > efficiency: The military wants ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Show me the money...

[QUOTE who="Ted Swiatek in Bowling Green, Kentucky"]I personally do not care what the statistics say or from which source you got them. If you believe them, you're ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Show me the money...

[QUOTE who="Ted Swiatek in Bowling Green, Kentucky"]If you get sucked into this game of pursuing low wages and student loan debt while pursuing a career in medical ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Bachelors degree in Biology, what can you do with it?

[QUOTE who="Ron Burgen in NY, New York"]It amazes me that so little fail to realize this simple fact. It is imperative to gain experience while an undergrad, be it ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Question to Experienced Med Techs

[QUOTE who="Jay (aka oldie but newbie) in Satellite Beach, Florida"]@ Randall, Yes I may be 56, but I'm much above the ground; healthier than the youngens and much smarter ...

2 years ago

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