School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Interested in a Career in the Health Care Field with Immediate Job Opportunities after Graduation?

Take Advantage of the High Demand for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Earn a BS Degree in Medical Laboratory Science

Medical laboratory scientists (medical technologists) work primarily in hospital laboratories, physician's office labs, or reference laboratories and perform tests that provide vital information necessary for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The profession provides:

Good salaries (ASCP Wage Survey 2023)

Prepares graduates for advanced degrees or the ability to branch into other fields.

  • Forensic laboratories
  • Industry Laboratories
  • Public Health Centers
  • Research Facilities
  • Molecular Biology
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Law 
  • Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Veterinary laboratories
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education
  • Computer Information Management
  • Hematology or Immunology


Opportunities for advancement into Laboratory Supervision/ Management and Health Care Administration positions.

Ability to branch into medical, laboratory equipment or pharmaceutical sales.

Job security not dependent on the economy.


For more Information contact:

Joanie Brocato, Department Head
LSUHSC School of Allied Health Professions
Department of Medical Laboratory Science
1900 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504)  568-4271


On LSU Campus contact:

Anthony Oster, M.S., LPC
Room: 150 Himes Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3502
Phone: (225) 578-2843