The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the . Department of Labor projects that the employment of medical laboratory technicians and scientists will increase by 16% through the year 2024. According to Jobs Rated Almanac, medical laboratory science has 25% job growth and good job security. Among health related professions, it currently ranks #3. In 2015, the median salary for medical laboratory technicians was about $41,420, and $60,520 annually for medical laboratory scientists, based on geographic location. Currently there is a shortage in many parts of the country guaranteeing employment and higher salaries for graduates.
Depending on the coursework you are completing, the criteria for accessing the very top marks differ. For rates of reaction, you are required to find the gradient of your graph; For osmosis and other biological investigations you are required to add error bars; still other investigations require statistical interventions such as Chi-Squared tests. Graphs are such easy places to pick up precious points that it would be foolish to not ask your teacher/lecturer/professor etc what the marking criteria are for the highest echelons. Don't waste marks by not asking - by following all the above advice, you have already attained 6/8 marks: now shoot for the last two!