Medical Laboratory Science graduates can follow exciting, challenging and dynamic careers in hospital laboratories, medical clinics, municipal or state laboratories, private or independently owned laboratories, industrial pharmaceutical and consumer in-house microbiological testing labs as well as research facilities.

Common career paths include:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (HPCSA certified in Clinical Pathology / Cytology / Histopathology / Cytogenetics)
  • Medical Laboratory Manager or Owner
  • Microbiology Quality Control Scientist (Bench to Management in Industry both Pharmaceutical and Consumer)
  • Microbiology Quality Control Scientist (Bench to Management in Municipality Water Quality Testing and related)
  • Medical Laboratory Supplies (Innovator or Supplier)
  • Forensic Analyst (South African Police Service – In House training pending availability of posts)
  • Medical representative (Conventional corporate ladder)

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