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Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) Fellowship
LLS is a new 2-year CDC laboratory fellowship program that combines competency-based public health laboratory training with practical, applied investigations and service. The program is aligned with CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) to promote interdisciplinary training, applied learning, and networking. LLS focuses on biosafety, quality management systems, and management and leadership competencies.
http://www.cdc.gov/lls/downloads/lls_factsheet.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics guide to the occupation of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-and-clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm

Wage and Vacancy Survey

American Society for Clinical Pathology's 2013 Vacancy Survey of U.S. Clinical Laboratories
Since 1988, the ASCP has conducted its Wage and Vacancy Survey to provide the most recent wage data and determine the extent and distribution of shortages within the nation’s clinical laboratory workforce. 
http://labmed.ascpjournals.org/content/44/4/e97.full

Best Careers 2011: Laboratory Technician
Clinical lab technicians and technologists are the unsung heroes of the healthcare industry. This article investigates the ups and downs of one of the 50 Best Careers of 2011.
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/06/best-careers-2011-laboratory-technician

How Does Your Salary Measure Up?
There are many possibilities to grow within your chosen profession, in terms of career advancement, financial security, and professional satisfaction. That may be the most important message to take away from the responses to Medical Laboratory Observer's annual salary survey. 
http://www.mlo-online.com/articles/201203/how-does-your-salary-measure-up.php

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.)

Where is the Next Generation of Scientists? 
When the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health advertised for a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) to work in the Asheville area, Director Leslie Wolf, PhD, was surprised at the response.
https://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/lab-matters/Documents/COM_2011Spring_LabMatters.pdf#search=Where%20is%20the%20Next%20Generation%20of%20Scientists%3F


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