In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is evident that the Clinical Laboratory Scientist is at the forefront, providing accurate and time sensitive testing, and ensuring that patients receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment during this critical time. They play a significant role during a public health crisis, working hard behind the scenes.
As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the profession is expected to grow at a rate of 11% by the year 2028, which is much faster than the average. As our aging population increases, so does the need for Clinical Laboratory Scientists, as there is a greater need for laboratory testing for diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and Type II diabetes.
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