The role of a clinical laboratory scientist

Clinical Laboratory Scientists:

  • perform laboratory tests used to diagnose and treat disease
  • work in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics and urinalysis
  • assure that test results are accurate and reliable
  • work with sophisticated computerized technology such as automated chemistry and hematology analyzers, GLC-Mass spectrophotometers and molecular testing such as PCR and DNA probes

Program Outcomes

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) advises the accredited programs to openly communicate to the public the following outcome measures:

  FY 20 FY 21 FY 22
ASCP BOC Overall Pass Rate* 94% 85% 78%
Graduation Placement Rate** 100% 100% 100%
Graduation Rate*** 100% 100% 100%


*Defined as the percentage of those students passing exam within one (1) year of graduation or continuing their education.

**Defined as the number of students who were employed within one (1) year post graduation.

***Defined as the number of students entering the second half of the program and went on to graduate.

Job Outlook

Job opportunities for clinical laboratory scientists are excellent, with more openings than available job seekers. Employment is expected to grow at a faster than average rate. United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook)

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Health Sciences Campus

Health Sciences Building

987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912


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