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Career Pathways and Opportunities: Research, Public Health, Education, Industry, and Travel Roles for the MLS

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (July 1, 2020)
Presented by Michelle Russell, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Josh Pulido, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, Mariane Wolfe, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM & Norma Bivona, MLS(ASCP)CM
The skills and knowledge of an MLS can be applied to many different sectors. This discussion will cover career development pathways for medical laboratory professionals in research, public health, education, industry, and in travel roles.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. List other opportunities for an MLS outside of a traditional clinical laboratory role.
  2. Identify transferable skill sets common to the clinical lab and other sectors.
  3. Discuss career development strategies for transitioning to a role outside of the clinical laboratory.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.