Love working with a microscope and technology? Fascinated by microbiology? Enjoy working in a laboratory? Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Build a career as a laboratory scientist.
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
Laboratory scientists typically perform some or all of the following:
Laboratory scientists can expect to earn a median salary of $58,040.
Job opportunity growth for this career is forecasted to increase at a rate of 14% per year nationally. North Carolina has a higher-than-average demand for laboratory scientists. Job demand is forecasted to increase at a rate of 26% per year in North Carolina.
Most laboratory scientists or laboratory technologists have an undergraduate certificate, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree. A certificate from NC State is highly regarded in the field of microbiology. You may wish to get started as a laboratory technician and work your way into a laboratory scientist or laboratory technologist position, supervising technicians.
Laboratory scientists are in high demand, and the demand is only going to get higher! Similar job titles include:
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