Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Program

Career Information and Professional Organizations 

The University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine is truly a great place to start your career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist not only for the challenging and rewarding clinical opportunities with exposure to various technologies and cutting edge assays, but also for the vast professional development and growth opportunities.  There are various professional advancement tracks at Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology including Medical Technologist, Medical Technologist Specialist, Senior Medical Technologist, Supervisor, Manager, and a variety of specializations such as LIS (IT), Compliance, Safety, Allied Health Education, Communications, and Quality.  Additional opportunities abound within the larger Michigan Medicine and Univeristy of Michigan spheres.  Michigan Medicine supports professional development by promoting involvement in professional society organizations.  A career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist presents with unlimited growth potential here at  Michigan Medicine!


Click on the following links for information regarding Medical Technologist job growth outlook and opportinites

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Job Outlook

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Wage Outlook

ASCLS Career Center

Standardizing the Professional Title of Medical Laboratory Professionals

YouTube video of "I am a Medical Technologist"


Click on the following links for information regarding professional organizations

American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)


Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB)

The American Society of Hematology (ASH)

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)

American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)


Click on links below for information regarding scholarship opportunities

ASCP Scholarships

More ASCP Scholarships and Grants

ASCLS Scholarships

American Proficiency Testing Institute (API) Scholarships

Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity Scholarships

MSU Smiles Scholarship and Academic Preparation for MLS Program

VA Scholarship Programs