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Medical Laboratory Science

As a medical laboratory scientist, your behind-the-scenes expertise leads to better, more effective medical care. Doctors will rely on your work to make accurate diagnoses and create plans for patients' recovery.

In your first three years at LVC, you’ll take classes on campus. You’ll spend your senior year working in a hospital, gaining lab experience that will help you land a job and forge a career helping others.

Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Learn More About the Program

Diagnosing an illness can be like unraveling a mystery. Medical laboratory scientists need deep toolkits to do their job. LVC’s program delivers a foundation in biology and chemistry and goes on to explore immunology, genetics, physiology, and more.

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Do The Research

Start Here

Lab science is a hands-on field. At the Neidig-Garber Science Center, you’ll work with advanced instrumentation including mass and infrared spectrometers.

Finish There

Spend your senior year at one of our renowned affiliated clinical programs: Penn State Health, WellSpan York Hospital, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, or any accredited clinical school.

clinical year acceptance rate
projected job growth for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, 2022–32 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
median pay for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In Their Words

Working on research with my professors helped me become familiar with the scientific process and how to work with scientific literature, information, samples, and data. Now, when tasked with reading a scientific journal article or presented with scientific data, I’m confident in my ability to understand and make something of it.
Kyrsten Ford ’20, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
One of the reasons I chose LVC was because I believed the faculty and staff would support me in meeting my goals. The support from my professors and different programs on campus has surpassed my expectations helping to make my goals a reality.
Hope Leathers ’24, medical laboratory science major

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