Welcome to Clinical Laboratory Sciences


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:

Three year average program statistics (FY 2016 - 2019):

Board of Certification Pass Rate - 89%

Graduation Rate (FY16-FY18; for students entering third semester in the program) - 100% 

Attrition Rate (FY 16-18; for students entering third semester in the program) - 0%

Graduation Placement Rate (FY16-FY18; for students finding a job within one (1) year of graduation or continuing education) - 98%

 

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)

Contact Us

College of Allied Health
Undergraduate Health Professions
Health Sciences Campus, EC-3423
987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912

Jan Bane
706-721-4176
CLSProgram@augusta.edu