Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Public Health Microbiology Submajor
Job opportunities in the Biomedical Sciences field are expected to be excellent, because the number of job openings is expected to continue to exceed the number of job seekers. Employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow 10 to 20 percent through the year 2012, as the volume of laboratory tests increases with both population growth and the development of new types of tests.
According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, median annual wages of staff clinical laboratory technologists varied by specialty. Some examples are as follows:
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||37,800||53,790||72,230|
|Public Health Microbiologist||39,192||43,728||56,400|
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians (www.bls.gov/oco/ocos096.htm) and Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (www.bls.gov/oco/ocos105.htm). Also Collegegrad.com. Also California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors (www.caphld.org) and (www.spb.ca.gov/employment/employment_app2.htm).