Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

The Clinical and Diagnostic Science (CDS) program is designed to prepare students for professional opportunities in a variety of growing healthcare fields.

Because it meets the basic academic requirements, the clinical sciences curriculum provides excellent preparation for entry into post-baccalaureate professional programs.With a degree in clinical and diagnostic sciences, you will be prepared for careers in hospital or commercial clinical laboratories, research laboratories or public health facilities, as well as positions within biomedical corporations, such as research and development, quality assurance, and sales or service.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Medical Laboratory Scientist

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    Nuclear Medicine Technologist

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    Radiologic Technologist

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    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Biomedical Sales and Service
    • Clinical Chemist
    • Computed Tomography
    • Cytogenetic Technologist
    • Cytotechnologist
    • Dentist
    • Doctor of Osteopathy
    • Educator
    • Forensic Laboratory Specialist
    • Genetic Technologist
    • Interventional Radiography
    • Lab Assistant
    • Lab/Hospital Management
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Mammography
    • Medical Doctor
    • Medical Examiner
    • Medical Physicist
    • Optometrist
    • Pathologist
    • Pathologist Assistant
    • Phlebotomist
    • Physician Assistant
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Radiologist
    • Toxicologist
    • Veterinarian