The baccalaureate degree is generally the degree that provides the laboratory professional with the greatest level of general scientific background, training, job flexibility, and advancement opportunities. It is widely considered the requirement for entrylevel work in the field of medical laboratory science, especially for those that covet work in management or specialty areas. This paper focuses on the educational models and levels of practice for MLS professionals including the entry level competencies of new professionals at the baccalaureate level. The accreditation of MLS programs and professional certification serve as important quality management systems to ensure program quality and professional competency prior to the start of entry level work.
A REVIEW OF BACHELOR'S DEGREE MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST EDUCATION AND ENTRY LEVEL PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES
Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
In our lab, a person with a BS degree is overeducated. The entry level positions for our lab is an AS degree, and a person with an AS degree can become a tech specialist with as little as 2 years experience (new CAP rules). So WHY go for the BS degree??
Good News & Lucky for me....because I was born with a Bachelor Degree in Laboratory Medicine ^_^
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