Increasing Job Opportunities

A Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology degree is sure to give you ever-expanding career options as you move forward. The demand for laboratory experts is expected to grow by 40% over the next 10 years, due in part to continued advances in bio­technology. Clinical diagnostics positions are expected to grow at the same rate, with numerous upper-level technical and supervisory positions becoming available as the laboratory workforce shifts. 

The skills of the trained laboratory scientist are valuable in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals, clinics, and laboratories in the academic, corporate, government, forensic, veterinary, environ­mental, research, and public health sectors.
  • Outside the laboratory, in education or sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical equipment industries.
  • Advanced education in medicine, veteri­nary science, the basic sciences. or health systems.

Student Resources & Alumni Success

Recent graduates have been recruited by labs from all over the country. Over the past five years, our graduates have earned a 93% pass rate on the National Cytotechnology Board Exams.

Thomas Jefferson University graduates are in demand at laboratories across the country. Our Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology students often receive many different job opportunities due to resources such as our:

  • Career Development Center, which offers resume review, mock interviews, career assessments, and other support.
  • Biannual on-campus interprofessional job fairs, which provide access to about 100 employers from the Philadelphia region and beyond.
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and employers, including panel discussions and other special events throughout the year.