.ASCP What’s My Next Campaign Aims to Stem Workforce Shortage
ASCP is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing the shortage of qualified laboratory professionals in the healthcare industry through its What’s My Next campaign. This program primarily targets high-achieving, science‐oriented high school students to familiarize them with the vast array of exciting career opportunities in laboratory medicine. As part of this campaign, students from area high schools are invited to attend the ASCP Annual Meeting and take part in NEXTPO, a student extension of the Annual Meeting that brings together ASCP members, educators, and industry partners to immerse the students in real-life scientific learning. ASCP Ambassadors lead the students in hands-on educational exercises and facilitated short talks and discussions. Read More
2015 ASCP Wage and Vacancy Surveys Take the Pulse of Medical Laboratory Profession
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) conducts a biennial Wage and Vacancy Survey to provide recent wage data and determine the extent and distribution of shortages within the nation’s clinical laboratory workforce. This confidential survey of hospital, reference, and physician office laboratory facilities has been administered every two years since 1988 and serves as the primary source of information for academic, governmental, and industry labor analysts in defining the state of the nation’s clinical laboratory workforce.
Many of the CCCLW sponsoring professional associations have resources to assist individuals who are seeking a job. Please check on each individual organization’s website for more details.
Recruiting resources to attract students into the laboratory field:
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Job Occupation Outlook (link:)
An overview of the Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist and Technician professions, including salary information and job projections.
ASCLS position paper: Addressing the Clinical Laboratory Workforce Shortage
Minnesota Careers for Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories