Medical Laboratory Science is a little known profession, but one of tremendous importance to everyone's health and well being. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) underscored the importance of laboratory diagnostics, publishing a Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics (EDL). This list consists of 58 laboratory tests considered essential for the diagnosis, treatment and health maintenance of just about everyone. The WHO publication stresses the importance of these essential laboratory tests, especially in under-served populations. With a small amount of blood or body fluid, medical laboratory professionals can provide a wealth of information vital to the health and well being of the patient.
The link between early detection and prevention of disease and quality of life cannot be overstated. Medical laboratory professionals are needed now more than ever. There has been, and continues to be, a critical shortage of these professionals. Demand is high, salaries are rising and job opportunities are varied, fascinating and cutting edge. We are the "little known profession"- but doctors and other health practitioners simply cannot do their jobs without us and the health of the world's population depends on us. Think about that. Are you looking for a career in healthcare? Are you a critical thinker who likes to solve problems? Do you enjoy science? Think about becoming a medical laboratory professional. You can get there with a degree from Stevenson University.