Should I do nursing or medical laboratory science?
Hiiii my name is Joy and I'm studying human physiology in Niger delta university, so I wanna do transfer, so I have two choices to make, nursing and medical laboratory science which do you think I should do, please I really need your advice
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I don't know much about medical laboratory science, but there sure are a lot of job opportunities for nurses right now!
If it's within your reach, I highly recommend engaging with professionals in your field or even researching online (such as on Youtube) to get a glimpse of what a typical day in the professions you're contemplating looks like. This could provide valuable insights and help guide your decision.
If you're drawn to the scientific side of disease diagnosis, medical laboratory science might be your perfect fit. This field delves into the areas of immunology, hematology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, transfusion medicine (also known as blood banking/immunohematology), clinical chemistry, and molecular testing. We carry out intricate testing of patient samples in these domains. Our findings are instrumental in diagnosing a vast majority of diseases. This field doesn't involve much direct interaction with patients, so if you're someone who enjoys working closely with patients, nursing could be a more ideal path for you.
Careers in MLS don't have to be confined to a hospital laboratory. Those with MLS degrees can also work in infection prevention/control, public health, education, sales, engineering/instrumentation support, government, research, forensics, and more!
For more insights into the medical laboratory science field, I recommend checking out the websites for the American Society for Clinical Pathology and American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. These resources will provide you with a deeper understanding of the field within the U.S. context.