Careers in Clinical Microbiology

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

ASM is a proud supporter of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW)!

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Job Opportunities

The Impending Crisis 
Because ~ 70% of patient care decisions are based on clinical laboratory results, it is important to have a well-trained supply of laboratory professionals. This article will give an overview of the situation and the possible causes of this shortage, and pose challenges to our profession as to how this crisis can be averted.

Abstract and PDF (Access is free but you must create an account.)

Career Presentation Materials

Career Presentation Materials

Prepare Students for Career in Clinical Microbiology
A PDF presentation that describes educational and certification requirements at various levels, presents career options, discusses work done, and provides resource materials. If you would like to acquire the PowerPoint version of this presentation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Careers in Clinical Microbiology
One page summary of clinical microbiology careers including the different tracks, educational requirements, and certification.

Career Mentoring in Clinical Microbiology

2019 ASM Professional Development Grant Program for Clinical and Public Health Microbiologists Application Deadline: January 18. 

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Career Options, Educational Requirements & Certification

Demonstrate expertise in medical and public health microbiology with ABMM certification; application deadline April 1.

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