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About the Medical Laboratory Science Pre-Professional Program

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Medical laboratory scientists (also known as clinical laboratory scientists and medical technologists) analyze blood, body fluids, tissue, and other human substances for patient medical care and research. Medical laboratory technologists are qualified for positions in clinical laboratories, research and development, the pharmaceutical industry, forensic labs, environmental labs, or teaching programs. Learn more.

The 3-year pre-medical laboratory science program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will meet the admissions requirements for the medical laboratory science program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) at the Omaha or Kearney campus. This is an additional 11 months, and students receive a Bachelor’s Degree upon completion. Students considering other schools should check their admissions requirements. 


100% Acceptance Rate in Medical Laboratory Programs

Statistics based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years.

Median Pay: $57,380

5% Projected Employment Growth

from 2022 to 2032 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Acceptance into a medical laboratory science program is competitive and not guaranteed. Admission is based on GPA, test scores, recommendation letters, an interview, essay, shadowing, medical experience, and other extra-curricular activities. Our dedicated advisors will guide and equip students to excel in these areas. In addition, smaller class sizes, top faculty, and unique learning experiences such as research opportunities will give you an advantage. bet36365体育 students in the pre-medical laboratory science program have a high acceptance rate showcasing our commitment to excellence.

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Kearney Health Opportunities Program

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