Prerequisite work is completed at Northeastern for acceptance to a variety of programs across the country. In many examples, these programs are somewhat unique because of the working relationship that Northeastern has with other community colleges to share the responsibility of providing the training and internships for those careers.
In some cases the lecture part of the program may be completed on-line and students travel to the clinical sites for the internship. In other programs the student may be required to transfer to another college for at least a semester to complete the program requirements.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 25,600 openings for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians was $57,800 in May 2021.