Use knowledge about organisms at the molecular level to solve problems in human health and medicine, pharmaceuticals, forensics, agriculture, food technology, forestry and wildlife management, the environment, veterinary medicine and the fight against bioterrorism.
Be an expert of cell and tissue structure morphology and function; use microscopes, automated imaging systems and sophisticated laboratory techniques to detect and diagnose diseases. Perform molecular and immunologic tests to personalize patient care, diagnose a mysterious respiratory illness, assist clinicians in collecting and evaluating specimens from any body site or identify precancerous cells at their earliest and most curable stage.
Seventy percent of medical decisions are based on laboratory testing conducted by medical laboratory scientists. Perform analytic tests used to diagnose health conditions like diseases of the heart, liver, lung, kidney and blood.