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Communications and SPC Administrator, Drinking Source Water Protection Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (Ontario)

"Most natural science classes at LSSU offer students as much hands-on experience (lab hours) as lecture hours, which ensures that the university experience prepares us for the real world careers, whether you work at a desk or out in the field, or both. There are endless advantages and opportunities available to LSSU students due to its location on an international border.

I found my career path on campus when my advisor posted a job for the Bi-national Public Advisory Council (BPAC), a group dedicated to and overseeing the clean-up the St. Mary's River. I was able to gain experience and network on both sides of the border, ultimately finding full-time employment before I graduated with my biology degree."

Loralei Premo '07
Biology Major

School of Biological Sciences

Programs > Medical Laboratory Science

The Lake Superior State University Medical Laboratory Sciences program prepares students for exciting careers in hospital, veterinary, research, diagnostic, state, and biotechnology laboratories. After obtaining a four year B.S. degree in medical laboratory science, a student must then complete an internship at NAACLS-accredited hospital. The University is affiliated with four such hospitals, but you may elect any accredited hospital whose program is approved as satisfactory by the University. After completing an internship at a NAACLS-accredited hospital, graduates of this program are eligible to take national examinations for certification as medical laboratory scientists. Our MLS Program provides an excellent background for students who want to play an integral role in the investigations of health, including diagnostics, disease monitoring, research, and the development of new medical applications. Class sizes are small and students are taught by their professors, not TAs or adjuncts. The faculty is highly skilled and brings much experience from various laboratory and research settings.

Career Options
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
    Performs analytical tests on human body substances to detect evidence of, or prevent disease or impairment, and to promote and monitor good health.
  • Laboratory Supervisor
    Manages and supervises clinical laboratory procedures, determines usage of lab space, equipment and budgetary resources.
  • Specialty Research Scientist
    Clinical expertise in research areas such as biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, cell marker testing, toxicology, epidemiology.
  • Graduate or Medical Schools
Internships

Daniel Arnold"While Pursuing a biology degree at Lake Superior State University I became very interested in human health. My advisor told me about the Medical Technology degree and I immediately knew it would be a great fit for me. I've enjoyed learning and applying state of the art techniques in classes and especially during labs. I have felt no disadvantage competing with larger schools for a Medical Technology internship; in fact I feel quite the opposite. With a talented teaching staff and a small student to professor ratio, the quality of education is outstanding. I am very excited to complete my Medical Technology degree with a six month internship at William Beaumont Hospital."

- Dariel Arnold '11

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Professional Affiliations

LSSU is partnered with these NAACLS- accredited hospitals:

Alumni Profile

"As a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Lake Superior State University, I am pleased to have chosen this institution for my undergraduate studies. LSSU provided a great atmosphere for learning at a personnel level. I am grateful to the faculty at LSSU for pushing me to excel both academically and professionally. My education from LSSU completely prepared me for my practicum at William Beaumont Hospital, helping me excel to the top of the class."

- Michael Lazzari '07

Michael became a certified Medical Technologist, has completed a master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science Management at Michigan Technological University, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

 

 

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