Clinical/Medical Science Professions
Types of Degrees Clinical/Medical Science Professions Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Clinical/Medical Science Professions Majors Need to Know
In an O*NET survey, other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.
Knowledge Areas for Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions Majors
According to O*NET survey takers, a major in other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:
- Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
- Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Skills for Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions Majors
When studying other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Abilities for Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions Majors
As you progress with your other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:
- Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
- Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
What Can You Do With a Clinical/Medical Science Professions Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians||11.6%||NA|
|Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians||14.0%||NA|
Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Clinical/Medical Science Professions?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||6|
|Hispanic or Latino||3|
Amount of Education Required for Careers Related to Clinical/Medical Science Professions
Some degrees associated with other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.
How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions have obtained the following education levels.
|Education Level||Percentage of Workers|
|High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED)||3.5%|
|Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)||3.1%|
|Some College Courses||1.0%|
|Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree)||23.6%|
|Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master.||19.7%|
|Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level.||0.8%|
|First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession.||0.8%|
Online Clinical/Medical Science Professions Programs
In 2018-2019, 55 schools offered a other clinical/medical laboratory science and allied professions program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||13||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||13||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||1||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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