Bowling Green State University Medical Laboratory Science students submission for the 2013 ASCLS viral video contest.
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I'm currently an undergraduate in a cell and molecular biology master's path. I don't have any laboratory training yet, but I would like to know the path that some of you MLS certified people took in order to get where you are. I have about 3 years of school before I get any kind of degree so I've got time. What is my next course of action? I live in Florida by the way
Is it possible for a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Biology / BS Biology to be a medical technologist? I'm currently pursuing BS Biology, and I badly want to engage myself in medical technology, aside from life sciences.
Is there any one who can help me?I already have a bachelor degree in this field and im working in a clinic,but i want to continue studying abroad because im not able to do so here in iran. Message me pls on hang outs or email me if you can help.thak you so much firstname.lastname@example.org
I would definitely recommend aiming for a Master's if you plan to go into lab. Maybe start out with a B.S. and then see for yourself how things work. Use a lab's tuition reimbursements to get your Master's after that. That's how I would go if I were just getting into the field these days.
But until we get rid of the profits-before-people mentality in insurance reimbursements, the whole of the medical field will be squeezed for earnings while CEO's and shareholders walk away with million$$$
Thank you for your reply! So you would recommend a master's then? Would you (or anyone reading this) know about job prospects and salaries in non-hospital labs? Such as cosmetics companies, pharmaceutical companies, etc? Thanks!!
A Master's will put you on a fast track to administration, which definitely has better pay.
But insurance and medicare reimbursement schemes have been choking the medical industry for years, and labs are often the one most affected by cost-cutting measures, so don't go into this field unless you're certain you want to move up the chain and perhaps make a change for the better.
A minor in accounting would be a HUGE benefit, fwiw ....
Video is really awesome!!!!
This video really give a clear picture on what u do.
One of my cousin is undergoing her course in this field. Her aim is to start her career from the top Laboratories in Dubai Like Freiburg Medical Laboratory http://fml-dubai.com/
These videos will really give a great inspiration to the students who are studying in this field.
Keep up the good work 'Bowling Green State University Medical Laboratory Science students'
Expecting more videos ....
I’m looking into becoming a MLT and i was wondering if there are certain universities that are known for having good studies for this field?? there doesn’t seem to be a lot of colleges that offer medical lab tech degrees in the first place!
You'd be better off getting a full MLS degree from a University. All programs at the level are equivalent across various facilities.
Another option is to get the MLT degree FIRST, get into a lab, and then take advantage of the facility's tuition reimbursement programs to get the MLS degree.
I am a MLT student.Is this a tough job or is it interesting.I am an indian and in my place ,people have a bad impression about this job.Such things dispoints me.Please help me.Is this better than nursing...please reply.
"Better than nursing" .... how? Pay? Work conditions? or ... ?
Not sure why people you know have a bad impression about lab jobs - it is a HIGHLY scientific discipline, and very few medical decisions can be made without some form of lab work. Take away the lab, and you're back to guessing what's wrong with someone. Doctors cannot do their jobs without labs.
The job is not tough, unless you're not into science.
Get ready for a pay cut and a loss of professional standing. Labs contribute more to the healthcare of patients than any other single discipline, and yet labs these days are always being forced to "do more with less", and to work as lean as possible.
This video shows the best side of lab work. But in reality, many administrators cut costs by cutting staff to the bone and expecting techs to work in assembly-line conditions.
It's not the best of times for labs ...
See the following links of biomedical science:
https://ibmls.org - Institute of Biomedical Laboratory Science-Laboratory Medicine
https://bmlse.org/ - BMLSE
http://www.bmslabs.org/ - Biomedicine & Bioscience Laboratories Ltd
http://www.medibmls.org/ - Medibmls
http://www.biomedlabs.org - Biomedical Laboratories Centre
Its a very interesting field trust me. I enjoy doing this type of work but there are some things that are not mentioned in majority of youtube videos. Many job openings are at night and they usually pay more so you may end up taking it and suffer for it if you are not used to the overnight shift. Also sheer volume of samples. If you work in a diagnostic lab that's what are you going to face on daily basis.
Daniel Cynar Is it a boring, monotonous job... you know, doing same things every single day, or it varies? Cause I am going to college next year and I'm deciding between MLS and MD... I wanna be able to progress, but I also want a decent pay and free time for travelling. What do you suggest me?
sir/mam i have worcking pathology as a technician but my problem is i have no completed my mlt am second year student can i have an job for laboratory from india. my no is 9021296630 & my email is : email@example.com
what about medical laboratory technician, and medical laboratory scientist, i am studying maedical lab tech tigh now and i was wondering if when the section finishes, would i have to start all over and get a bachelors in science then a masters, or will my associates from technician, able to count as the 2 years of my bachelors, so i can get my bachelors degree, also how would one become a Scientist after becoming a technician.
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I do have experience working in medical labs, in biotech research. at biogen idec, salk institute, pfizer, Arena, nova rx. ect... in San diego. However not as a lab technician. only as a Electrical contruction worker in laboratory maintanance and remodeling. i find laboratories intresting because they consist of biology, chemistry and science. i am planing a career change and thinking of studying to become a lab technician. but iam going to be 40 years old soon, would it be possible ¿ to work as a lab tech even at entry level ¿
I wanted to do this type of career ever since I've been introduced to microscopy and labs in middle school lol, and now I am a bio major with a concentration of medical technology in college! Exciting is not even the word to express how I feel about it!
Really depends on what your goals are. They are two different fields all together. Chemistry as a lab tech is pretty much plug and play. Still fun to learn about it, but in actual application, the machines do the work. However, as a lab tech you can do chemistry, micro, blood bank, immunology, molecular, etc.
Had a stutter growing up, and was luckily able to overcome it with years of speech therapy.. I'm in school as a med lab tech right now. About to finish and take my state testing. There is a place for you. I see zero reason why you would be turned down for your stutter. This is a job where you will need to communicate with floor staff about patient values, and that may be a challenge. However, you will be able to perform your duties as a lab tech.
if someone finshed the science of biology collage
can he work in the lab.s ? and what the defence between him and the MLS or MLT
and can he study to be MLS after finished BS ??please help even if u feel it's a stupid comment..
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I haven't done this I hope to soon, I am most scared for lab math ( not that good in math I just get very clouded and flustered) I looked at a video with lab math and I just got frustrated looking at it even though it kind of seemed straightforward to be honest. I haven't even said the bit with the chemistry parts i'm damn near a heartache from being nervous
Caitlyn Carmona I was doing biomedical science last year. Had to change cos of the chemistry plus I missed a lot of classes. This year I'm doing health and medical science. I'll study harder. No chemistry too lol let us do our very best
Hello Nick, I like your video, i'm "Bioanalista" from Venezuela, and I would like to study Microbiology, do you recommend me any University? I would like to work as a Medical Technologist.. :) saludos desde Venezuela!
+yengaby You should go to a university that's just accredited or recognized. I'm from Trinidad and there are many Venezuelans and other nationalities that study in the Universities they have here, I only mentioned Trinidad because it seemed like a place that a lot of people go to study from abroad
I am an MLS student and several of the people in my classes were previous nurses and they tell me how they disliked their job and discovered MLS. I have nothing against nurses or anything; this is just an interesting observation.
I was so torn between nursing, which would give me time for a family, and being a doctor, which would be more busy but I'd be more involved with diagnostics. This seems like a pretty happy middle, especially since I prefer not to be around a lot of patients if I don't have to be. So glad I discovered MLS
I graduate in a year with a bachelors in MLS and i just want to say one thing. To all the people who say MLSs get paid a lot less than RNs this is untrue. They might get paid slightly less (and Im talking like 5k a year less) but you can make a very good living. Where I live (idaho) you make like 60k a year but in some places like California you can make like 80k and up.
Another thing I want to mention is the job placement is very high and in demand. You can also further your degree with a masters or phD, which tends to open up more leadership roles and higher pay.
I'm looking into careers in the sciences and this career really interests me. I'm currently in college rn but I really want to go for a higher degree like a masters. Can anyone explain what a masters in clinical lab sciences will allow me to do? How about a doctorate? Will it greatly affect the pay? Thanks!
80k and up is really good in California. That's almost enough to live on your own. And if you have yourself a wifey or a husband, you're set. You could always get another source of income through finance.
This might be very, very important work but the money sucks! According to my observation & resch. Big name; important work but under supported. And the requirements are so many. You need two degrees to qualify for Lab work; one in the Biologicals the other in a CLS program that is if you qualify via a high GPA. Plus you must pass the exams to be certified which cost a crown & a pound. Such a high criteria placed for cheap labor. It is such bullshite. If you aren't planning on Medical School; possessing a Biology Degree is a complete waste of time & money. Study something else. You are better off doing a Nursing program.
It's cool stuff, but you get paid much less than nurses or any other professional in the building makes (in most states). Sometimes half of what a nurse makes. Just make sure you live in a two income family before deciding on this career. Canada pays well, though.
+David Samuelson I was offered a job at my rotation site. I turned it down, and I regret that. Took me a whole year before I got another offer. It wasn't the lack of jobs available or my lack of trying. My tip is get in the door however you can.
+Chris Alan You seriously dont have to know much to be a nurse. The Laboratory Science course is miles more difficult and complex than the Nursing course. But they do have to do a lot of important and grueling work. Thinking they know more than a tech/scientist is laughable, but they definitely deserve recognition and a good pay imo.
+Jarrod Kissling Smile? No, i'm quite sure that by the time they see me they've been worn down. Every nurse i've met has come across as arrogant and condescending. Sure the job wears them down, but they often treat patients like shit.
This job is absolutely important, but you don't think nurses who get puked, pooped, sneezed, and bled on, yelled at by patients, their families and tired doctors who you called at 3 in the morning to put a crucial order, have to see patients they have taken care of for days die in front of them despite all efforts, go a 12 hour shift without sitting down to eat because you literally do not have time, and yet still smile and do the job don't deserve a higher salary? Funny. Enjoy your chair all day :)
P.S. yeah that was one long long sentence, I know. haha
Alma Cardenas I'm still applying to nursing school. I'm currently on the waitlist for one school, so I'm going to explore my options by doing research in MLS. It seems like a perfect fit for me. Or I may try to do both...lol
Ahh! This makes me more excited to know further about my course. I'm still a freshmen though, I must wait! (And omg, the lab looks so great T_T I hope my school would have that big lab before I enter the 'deadliest' year which is the junior year. God bless to us who took Medtech!^^)
Guys are there any free ebooks to download from the internet about medical laboratory science?Et cetera books that cover all sections of theoretical and practical approaches in the various sections of MLS like microblology,imunology,hematology and so on..???
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