Archived Newsletters

Clinical Laboratory and Medical Forensics Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description

You Will Learn
  • The history and careers associated with Medical Forensics.
  • Fundamental laboratory skills.
  • Evidence and physical remain identification.
  • The various aspects of death.
  • Techniques used to process a homicide crime scene.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Clinical Laboratory and Medical Forensics - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is the student leadership organization for Health Science Education students. HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.

Beyond High School

There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Forensic Odontologist
  • Health Science Education Teacher
  • Toxicologist

Workforce Trends
With popular TV crime shows like CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Cold Case the interest of pursuing a career in Forensic Science has increased. Clinical laboratory technicians and technologist are valuable in the field of Forensic Science.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition

Utah Wage
For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options, log on to

© Copyright 2010
Utah State Office of Education &
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
All rights reserved. Privacy Policy enforced.
Web design by LeadGenix