As a CLS major at Ramapo College, you’ll submit your application to Rutgets-SHRP in the fall of your junior year and elect a concentration in either cytotechnology or medical lab science.
Cytotechnologists are professionals who work in the field of diagnostic cytology. Primarily working with pathologists, they evaluate tissue samples microscopically for a variety of diseases. Cytologists also play a major role in early cancer detection.
Medical lab scientists are professionals who are involved in providing laboratory data crucial for clinical diagnoses essential for patient therapy. Responsibilities of medical lab scientists vary and may include analysis of blood and body fluids, microorganism identification and diagnosis of infection, and managing laboratory information.
Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
|Job Title||Salary Range|
|$50,230 - $86,570|
|$35,110 - $64,910|
|Life Scientists, All Other||$51,190 - $151,180|
|Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$71,010 - Varies|
|Food Scientists and Technologists||$37,000 - $134,730|
|Biomedical Engineers||$60,120 - $166,760|
|Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other||$32,220 - $77,020|
* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (email@example.com) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.